Long stunned by City loss
Shane Long knows West Brom can beat Newcastle if they play as
they did against Manchester City, but admits Saturday’s defeat was
hard to take.
The Baggies looked set to continue their fine start to the
season at home to City when Long broke the deadlock midway through
the second half, James Milner having been sent off for the Premier
A late Edin Dzeko brace turned the game on its head and left
Long stunned, although the Irishman thinks a repeat performance in
their next game should ensure victory.
“There is a bit of disbelief at losing because we really took
the game to them,” he said in the Daily Mirror.
“The boss has instilled real confidence in us to play against
the best teams.
“We passed it out from the goalkeeper with every chance we got
and caused them all sorts of problems and they are probably one of
the best teams in Europe.
“It’s very frustrating for us but we will take a lot of
positives and we can probably go on to Newcastle and, if we do the
same things, win the game.”