Mehrdad Ghodoussi summed it up perfectly. Watching Newcastle rescue a late draw against Tottenham was ‘stressful’.
It was a wonderful performance from Steve Bruce’s side, who looked nothing like the team that were embarrassed in their previous game against Brighton.
With five changes and a different system, Newcastle bounced back brilliantly. Unfortunately though, it wasn’t enough to get a crucial win.
Joelinton gave Newcastle the lead in the 28th minute after some sloppy defending by Spurs. But just six minutes later, the away side were in front.
Newcastle’s equaliser came late on, with Joe Willock making it 2-2 in the 85th minute.
It was no less than what the Magpies deserved. This might be a good point come the end of the season, but right now it feels like two dropped.
Tottenham weren’t at it, yet we managed to gift them an equaliser just moments after going ahead.
But Newcastle rallied, and managed to salvage what could be a valuable point.
Newcastle takeover figures comment on draw with Spurs
After the game, two Newcastle takeover figures have reacted to the result. Amanda Staveley’s husband Mehrdad Ghodoussi described that game as ‘stressful’.
If PCP Capital Partners manage to complete a takeover of the club, they will quickly learn that watching Newcastle is stressful pretty much every week.
Nick De Marco, the QC representing Newcastle in their legal battle with the Premier League, also commented on the draw.
It wasn’t the win he, or anyone, hoped for, but given the circumstances it is a welcome point after a bleak couple of weeks.
Newcastle must take confidence from this game, as they prepare for a must-win clash with Burnley next week.
As for the takeover, Mehrdad Ghodoussi and co will be hoping Nick De Marco can get Newcastle a win in arbitration.