Toon Defender Wakes Up To The Defeat

Last updated : 27 November 2016 By Footy Mad - Editor

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Newcastle United defender DeAndre Yedlin has described his side’s 1-0 defeat to Blackburn Rovers yesterday as a “wake-up call”.

As reported by the club’s official website, Yedlin said: “We didn’t have a good start, and I think that kind of lead into the rest of the game. It just shows that we’re not invincible and we can get beat. We’re obviously disappointed, but we have got to stay positive and look forward to the next game.

“If anything, this is a bit of a wake-up call. It’s good that everybody is disappointed because it shows what level our team is at.

“When you’re putting the pressure on, the other team can obviously counter against you, and those are the times where you have to be the most careful. They had a few corners and got the better of us on one of them. Sometimes, that’s the way the game goes.

“Defensively, I thought they put some pressure on us, but in terms of keeping the ball out, we did alright. We could have finished our chances a bit better, because we did have a lot of chances as well. The game could have gone either way, but unfortunately for us it didn’t go our way today.

“Now the focus goes to the Hull game, and we’ll all be ready to go for that, especially after this one.”

Despite the setback that they suffered yesterday Newcastle remain top of the Championship, two points ahead of their closest challengers Brighton & Hove Albion.