Steve Bruce names the FOUR games that give him hope Newcastle United will soon turn the corner
Newcastle United are winless in SEVEN games at the start of the 2021/22 season - but head coach Steve Bruce believes he’s seen enough to know that run will end soon.
Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United is interviewed by the media prior to the Premier League match between Watford and Newcastle United at Vicarage Road on September 25, 2021 in Watford, England.
Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce has pointed towards the FOUR games he believes show the Magpies will turn a Premier League corner.
Seven games into the 2021/22 campaign, six of which have come in the top flight, United are still without a win.
And, if that becomes eight against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, the Magpies will have to wait until mid-October for another opportunity to end their barren season start.
However, Bruce believes he has seen enough from his side this season, mostly in an attacking sense, to suggest that first three points is just around the corner - and here’s the quartet of games he thinks have proven positive, even without a win to show for it.
‘You need to get a win to turn the corner’
Speaking after the weekend 1-1 draw at Watford, Bruce said: “You need to get a win to turn the corner.
“I thought we played well against Leeds. For an hour against Man United, I thought we played very well. There was large parts against Aston Villa. But you need to get a win, though. That’s when you can turn a corner.”
‘I have enjoyed watching us’
Bruce has taken plenty of stick from home and away fans this season. But it has not made him lose sight of what Bruce says as clear improvements this season, compared to last.
“The performances, I have enjoyed watching us but again we didn’t take the chances which came our way,” said Bruce, whose side conceded late on at Vicarage Road, letting a one-goal lead slip.
“Huge frustration. We have created enough chances to win three games, really.
“As always (though) there is that threat and they have scored from a set-piece. Deeply frustrating but I have to take the positives. We have played well again and haven't taken a win from the match.”
Newcastle United’s next six fixtures
Wolves (a) - Saturday, October 2
Tottenham Hotspur (h) - Sunday, October 17
Crystal Palace (a) - Saturday, October 23
Chelsea (h) - Saturday, October 30
Brighton & Hove Albion (a) - Saturday, November 6
Brentford (h) - Saturday, November 20