Derby day victory a ‘massive’ win
Marcos Alonso hails the derby day win over rivals Newcastle United on Saturday as massive, as his side ran out comprehensive 3-0 winners.
Since arriving at the Stadium of Light the side have seen an upturn in fortunes. They have won six, drawn once and only lost one game, the League Cup semi final which the Wearsiders won over two legs over Manchester United.
“We knew how much Saturday meant to the fans,” Marcos reflected. “The atmosphere was terrific and it was great to play in a game like that.”
“It’s one of the great derbies in English football and so it makes the victory all the better for the fans.”
Alonso was quick to highlight the team effort in the match and say that the focus is now all about the next game at home to Hull.
“I thought we played well as a team and we must now take our form into the next game against Hull on Saturday.”
“The Hull game is massively important for us. We have some big games coming up and so the matches against teams around us have an added impetus.”