No Case For Toon Defence

Last updated : 22 September 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Alan Pardew: "All three goals were poor from us. We have defended really, really well in these last few weeks, and today...

"It's the consistency of performance that this team is searching for. The team that finished fifth, you see similarities with this team.

"But that team had a consistency about it of performance as a team, not as individuals, and today, the formation was the same, the set-up was the same but we looked not the same.

"We looked too loose and gifted goals, and you can't do that against any opposition.

"Hull, I'll be the first to pay tribute to them because they played very well, I must say that, but for us, it was a really disappointing day.

"It's the commitment and the quality that you need in every game that we showed at Villa.

"But today not just the looseness of the team, but our selection of passing wasn't as great as it has been in the last two or three games and we had a day at the office which we are going to have to forget quite quickly and move on."