“I make mistakes – but I’m human, not a robot. The important thing is how you react.” – This is the emphatic message Martin Dubravka has sent to his critics after two costly errors in his last two games.
After a mistake that led to our late 1-0 loss at Spurs and a last minute error away at Wolves on Monday, there’s been some suggesting he should be dropped – but I couldn’t disagree more given he’s been a model of consistency for 99/9% of his Newcastle career.
Here’s what he’s had to say when speaking to NUFC TV during our training camp in Spain:
“My family and my girlfriend, she knows me a lot in this case because I am really professional, so if I have just made one bad pass, I am very critical of myself.
“I am trying to study from every game what I can do better. Of course, I have made some good saves and some games were not what they were supposed to be.
“I have made some mistakes, but I am also a human being, I am not a robot. Of course I have made some mistakes, but the important thing is how you will look up for the next game, how you react.
“I can’t put my head down, the only thing I can do is to be focused about my job and stabilise my performances, and that’s what I am trying to do.”
“For me, personally, I prefer to play the next game as quickly as possible.”
A brilliant response from Dubravka – a goalkeeper who I have complete faith in and a man that deserves our full backing given how good he’s been over the last year.