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Quotes : I want that penalty!
« on: May 08, 2004, 20:14 »
Bobby Robson was angry Newcastle were denied a penalty for Mauricio Taricco's challenge on Aaron Hughes in his side's loss to Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

"The penalty was a nonsense," said Robson. "It was clear-cut, a stonewall certainty and we need them.

"I said to the referee at half-time - I was polite and respectful to him - that I want that penalty.

"It was a crucial decision which didn't help us - I am a bit disappointed to lose because we didn't deserve to."


Newcastle remain fifth behind fourth-placed Charlton as they chase a Champions League place and Robson will have breathed a sigh of relief at rivals Liverpool losing to Southampton.

He added: "All in all, apart from the first 10 minutes when they started brightly, I felt we were the better side and deserved to win.

"That was our first defeat for some time and I suppose it had to come, but I am pleased with our performance.

"It is nip and tuck for that fourth Champions League place and our match against Charlton will be a cliff-hanger, but we just have to bounce back."

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