So what were the positives?

by Matthew Harris on August 20, 2012

Towards the end of last season, taking positives from a game was an accompanying headline for much of our terrible run-in. It had become a by-word for we’ve lost again and where can we cover over the fact that we’re blowing third place?

Without wanting to moan after one game, it therefore brought back memories to see the club’s official Twitter feed announce that Brad Friedel was ‘taking positives’ out of a defeat.

Overall, 1-1 would have been fairer and Andre Villas-Boas believed that we were better on the day,

“I think we were the best team throughout the 90 minutes,” AVB said.

“We have to take the positives from this game. To come to Newcastle on the first game of the season and have a performance like that means we are on the right track, so our focus will be back on training this week and improving on the things we did poorly.”

Goal scorer Jermain Defoe echoed those thoughts,

“I thought we were unlucky and that we were the better team,” JD said.

“We were patient, organised and didn’t give them anything through the middle. They didn’t have any clear-cut chances, that’s why I think we did well and were unlucky to lose.”

So everyone’s taking positives from this match but what were they for you?

 

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