Eddie Howe believes we may have been denied a clear penalty in today’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal today, questioning why Callum Wilson would go down when clean through on goal.
The NUFC boss feels there were some ‘positive signs’, believing we defended well in the first 30-35 minutes, but does accept that we were poor in possession in this one.
He reckons we missed a few opportunities to hurt them on the counter and accepts that another loss makes the task in hand that bit harder, yet is refusing to get too downbeat ahead two huge games for the club next week – where we face both Norwich and Burnley at St James’ Park.
Howe has praised the fact we didn’t drop our heads and ended the game on the front foot – it’s just a shame we were too passive in the main and only really committed bodies forward after going 2-0 down.
Here’s what he told BT Sport just moments after the final whistle:
The NUFC boss also had this to say when speaking to beIN Sports after today’s 2-0 defeat at The Emirates:
Last but not least, the 43-year-old said this when speaking to the BBC after the game:
“I thought it was a good performance, especially the start.
“We were good for the first half an hour. We came under pressure.
“The game was decided in the incident with Callum Wilson.’
“I don’t know why Callum would go down – he was one-on-one. It’s a great chance.
“Games swing on those moments.
“It feels like those big calls have gone against us.“