Newcastle United’s 1-0 loss to Bournemouth on Saturday condemned the Magpies to back-to-back 1-0 defeats in the Premier League, with Rafael Benitez’s side continuing to struggle to find their feet in front of goal.
Just ten goals have been scored by Newcastle this season, a ratio that needs to be improved, but the Magpies have impressed defensively as they’ve conceded just ten goals- keeping three clean sheets in the process.
Mistakes have certainly been made this term and goalkeeper Rob Elliot has identified that, as he told the club’s official website that lessons have to be learned and encouraged the young side to push on in their quest for safety.
“We have got to learn lessons. It’s still our first season back in the Premier League, we are still a young team and these things are going to happen. But we’re obviously really disappointed because we know how good we can be at home, and especially after how good we were in the first half.
“But we have got to learn from that. It’s still a learning process for us this season as well as a good opportunity, so we need to make sure that we learn from it. We go away and we have a good stint after this international break, because it’s a long run until March.”
Newcastle face a crucial period of games after the international break as they have three away trips in their next four, including visits to Manchester United and Chelsea.