Steve Bruce delivers candid verdict on Newcastle United defeat

Steve Bruce admitted Newcastle United got what they deserved at Carrow Road.

Saturday, 17th August 2019, 17:51 pm
Updated Saturday, 17th August 2019, 17:52 pm
Steve Bruce.

Bruce’s side were beaten 3-1 by newly-promoted Norwich City thanks to a Teemu Pukki hat-trick.

Head coach Bruce said: “With and without the ball, we certainly didn’t do enough. We didn’t do enough with it or without it. We had a couple of wonderful chances that might have given us a spark.

“I feel as if I’m just disappointed wit the manner of the whole thing. We’ll go to work again to improve. I wouldn’t question the desire (of the players). Certainly, we could do more in a lot of departments.

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“We knew all week (it was Norwich’s first home game) back in the Premier League (with) a big full house. To be fair to them, they play in a certain way. We didn’t do enough to counter that.”