Is Any Defeat A 'Blessing'?

Last updated : 25 November 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Jack Colback (talking to the NE media): “There was a change in attitude after that.

“That day was an eye-opener.

“We went to Southampton and maybe under-estimated their attacking abilities and left ourselves far too open. We got punished for that.

“We are not the only team to have had a bad day down there. They are a very good team.

“It taught us a bit of a lesson about how we have to be. I think, as players, we looked at each other and said ‘look, we are in a battle here’. Everyone had to realise that.

“We were struggling, but we have managed to turn it around.

“Obviously, we can’t get carried away with this, because we have seen by coming up the league how quickly we could go back down.

“It can turn around quickly, and we have got tough games coming up.

“We were playing well at the start of the season, just not quite winning games.

“We drew and lost games we should not have but the confidence was still there among the players and staff. Finally we are getting the points we should be now.”