Toon star hurting after poor display at Turf Moor

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Newcastle United shot-stopper Rob Elliott says he and the rest of the players are ‘hurting’ after what was a poor display at Turf Moor last night.

The Magpies lost out 1-0 to Burnley in what was a scrappy affair, with Jeff Hendrick scoring the only goal of the game in the second half to gift the home side all three points.

In a game that made Gareth Southgate’s England side look like 2008/09 Barcelona, Elliott says the whole squad are disappointed with the performance.

“I’ve been here a long time now and losing 1-0 after not playing our best and to be clapped off by all the travelling fans shows where the club’s at at the moment.” the keeper said after the game speaking on NUFC TV.

“The players are hurting after running themselves into the ground. It just didn’t come off.

“We were lacking a bit of quality, but the desire and hunger were there. Everyone gave everything, but it wasn’t our night.”

The defeat brings to an end a good run of form for Rafael Benitez’s side remained undefeated this month, however Elliott knows the Magpies must now dust themselves off and go again after the loss.

“We need to make sure we don’t dwell on it too long and use that disappointment to push us into Bournemouth.

“We just need to make sure we’re ready for Bournemouth to go and put it right and get on the front foot and keep our momentum going.”

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