By El-Amisty Nobo| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo
Ghanaian attacking winger – Christian Atsu who teed up with Joelinton to stun Spurs 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday has said that they [Newcastle United] knew they were the underdogs but nonetheless kept faith alive.
Atsu , replaced Allan Saint-Maximin in the 17th minute and made an instant impact to lift the toon out of the gloom, providing an inch-perfect pass in the 27th minute into the goal for Joelinton to latch on to the ball to rifle home his first goal for the Magpies.
Speaking in a post match interview Christian Atsu said they were very sure of victory going to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium:
“We knew we’ll win.
“The fans love this club and they want the best for the club so whenever things are going rough they have to be upset, but I believe that lots of people would not expect us to beat Tottenham.
“They’ll say our best should be draw, but this is what Newcastle is made of and this is how the fans are made of – to support this club and to fight for this club.”
Spurs did not get help from the VAR technology this time as the system ruled not to award a penalty decision in Harry Kane’s favour after the striker had tumble under a challenge from Jamaal Lascelles.
Taking over from Rafael Benitez in the summer, manager Steve Bruce has already found himself under pressure after losing the first two games of the season, but the memorable three points at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will ease the pressure on him.