Jamie Reuben, a co-owner of Newcastle United, responded to the team’s Carabao Cup elimination against Chelsea.
Eddie Howe’s team was ninety seconds away from advancing to the semi-finals after a first-half goal from Callum Wilson. However, Mykhailo Mudryk equalised in the second minute of stoppage time due to a mistake by Kieran Trippier.
Trippier’s night took a turn for the worse when he missed his penalty kick and Blues custodian Djordje Petrovic denied Matt Ritchie’s attempt. After last week’s heartbreaking Champions League loss, United was eliminated from their second cup competition in six days as the hosts prevailed 4-2 on penalties.
It’s always disappointing when you come this close but we will regroup and go again- thank you for your support for @nufc tonight and for our main man Trippier ❤️
— Jamie Reuben (@jamiereuben) December 19, 2023
“It’s always disappointing when you come this close but we will regroup and go again – thank you for your support for nufc tonight and for our main man Trippier,” Reuben said in his post-game analysis.
Howe won’t be surprised to hear that Reuben has said some very encouraging words.
Following the team’s Champions League elimination last week, Howe stated, “I’ve spoken with them [the owners]-I have regular conversations with them all.” “They have been incredibly helpful throughout my entire stay here, not just during this particular period.
“Everyone associated with the club is involved, not just me. I believe there’s just a sense that they recognise the players’ contributions and are very supportive of them.
The most crucial thing, in my opinion, is that they can see the efforts being made on the pitch. The proof of what we’re offering on the pitch is always crucial. To what extent are we devoted? Are we offering everything we have there? And I believe we have.
I don’t regret anything because of what the players have given up throughout this Champions League campaign. I might be sorry about a few other things, but I’m not sorry about what the players gave. For me, that’s always the biggest criticism.”