West Ham star makes 'amazing' & 'electric' St James' Park claim after Newcastle United comeback

Newcastle United winger Harvey Barnes & West Ham defender Vladimir Coufal (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Harvey Barnes & West Ham defender Vladimir Coufal (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Harvey Barnes & West Ham defender Vladimir Coufal (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images
The West Ham United star was in awe of the St James' Park atmosphere.

West Ham United defender Vladimir Coufal was blown away by the atmosphere at St James Park after Newcastle United recorded a stunning late comeback.

Eddie Howe's side found themselves 3-1 down after Alexander Isak's opener from the penalty spot was cancelled out by Michail Antonio, Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen.

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But when Isak made it 3-2 from the spot again in the 77th minute, Coufal felt "the stadium was going to explode". And come the 90th minute, that's exactly what happened when substitute Harvey Barnes netted the winner not long after scoring the equaliser.

Newcastle United winger Harvey Barnes & West Ham defender Vladimir Coufal (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United winger Harvey Barnes & West Ham defender Vladimir Coufal (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United winger Harvey Barnes & West Ham defender Vladimir Coufal (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

"I love the atmosphere here, it is just so electric and enthusiastic, and you can feel the passion of the local people," said Coufal. "It is just amazing.

"When they scored from a second penalty, I thought the stadium was going to explode. It was amazing."

West Ham's slip up allowed Newcastle to move one point behind them in the Premier League table when the gap could have in fact been seven had they held on.

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Newcastle have a game in hand on the seventh place Hammers as they look to remain in Europe next season.

"It is difficult to find the right words, so frustrating," said Coufal. "When we went to 3-1, we just stopped playing and we didn't play well enough. We just sat back and waited for them to score, and they turned the game.

Maybe the decisions in recent weeks aren't going our direction but only we can affect how we play. It's up to us and unfortunately we lost three points today.

It looked like, from my point of view, that we sat back and let them play. We invited them close to our box and they have enough quality to break us down. They had every second ball. It always looked like they had one extra player. They worked harder than us."

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