Steve Bruce with embarrassing comments after NUFC crash out Carabao Cup to Burnley

If losing to Burnley on penalties after a 0-0 draw isn’t bad enough, Steve Bruce made some typically infuriating comments following last night’s Carabao Cup exit at St James’ Park.

Somehow, speaking to The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder after the game, the Newcastle United boss reminded fans…”we haven’t lost on the night.”

Now, this may be an attempt to say we didn’t ‘lose’ in normal time and were instead beaten on penalties – which we are very aware of – however it’s an absolute embarrassing comment to make, whether we deserved to go through or not.

Burnley are in the next round. Newcastle are out. How can those two things leave a manager saying “we haven’t lost on the night” is beyond me.

Bruce also revealed that he was “pleased” with our performance, insisting that it’d have been a different story had we taken our chances.

This may be true, but this is the same man who was “encouraged” by our performance over the weekend – despite the fact we not only lost 2-0 to a Villa side who looked way below their best for large parts, but also registered our only shot on goal in the 96th minute!

The NUFC boss also bemoaned our lack of luck, yet sometimes you make your own. Yes, the likes of Gayle and Hendrick could and should’ve put the tie to bed in the second half, but you sometimes make your own luck – and failing to name Wilson on the bench seemed like a huge mistake as we headed for penalties.

Here’s what he had to say when speaking after last night’s cup exit:

“I don’t think we’ve done much wrong, despite not winning.

“We haven’t lost on the night.

“We have to keep believing we can turn things around.

“We all know penalties are a lottery and they can go either way.

“What pleased me more was the performance of the team, I thought we were excellent throughout.

“If you want to be critical we’ve missed big, big chances, and at this level against a Premier League team you’ve got to take them.

“But overall, the way the team played defensively I thought we were excellent, I can’t remember Burnley having a shot or my goalkeeper having a save to make.

“But we’re not having any luck at the minute, we’ve got to keep bashing away and I’m sure it’ll change.”

It’s not all about luck when you don’t even bother putting your best striker on the bench, you know, just incase he’s needed for a penalty shootout…

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7 thoughts on “Steve Bruce with embarrassing comments after NUFC crash out Carabao Cup to Burnley

  1. Look we all know we’ve got a Numpty instead of a Manager!

    But I thought the WHOLE team deserved credit – back 5 controlled Burnley WWE

    Sadly, will Numpty realise that this back 5 are the best we’ve got (!?)

    After saying this Southampton are not Burnley WWE – they like playing football

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  2. Just sick of this idiot!
    Sick of so called “professional” footballers who can’t take a proper penalty by putting their laces through it, it is embarrassing!
    They get paid thousands a week and can’t kick a ball with real pace from twelve yards it is beyond me, what are the coaches telling these overpaid players?

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  3. If you want to be critical??? It’s their job to score those big big chances!!!.

    We are out of the cup thanks to forwards HE said were enough!!.

    Longstaff & Joelinton are robbing the club blind & he must have had some say on Gayle getting a new contract – mental!!.

    It’s a pity Graham Jones doesn’t coach his post match comments too.

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  4. Sharpy17:
    If you want to be critical??? It’s their job to score those big big chances!!!.

    We are out of the cup thanks to forwards HE said were enough!!.

    Longstaff & Joelinton are robbing the club blind & he must have had some say on Gayle getting a new contract – mental!!.

    It’s a pity Graham Jones doesn’t coach his post match comments too.

    The players on the field should’ve put the game to bed – we had the chances to win 2 or 3-0 – but as you say, this is a manager who keeps saying he’s not in the market for another striker as we have plenty…

    Without Wilson there’s not one goal scorer at the club.

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  5. The mans deluded, unfortunately we are going to be stuck with this clueless clown of a manager as long as the cashier owns the club,relegation unless a drastic change comes about.

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  6. Apparently Almiron kicked the ball away in anger after missing his penalty!
    Shame he hadn’t shown a bit more anger when taking it!
    He is a lightweight midfielder and we should get rid, always flatters to deceive.

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