'We made too many easy mistakes'
Ole believes a lack of confidence stifled our football against Newcastle...
Q: What did you make of the performance overall? OGS: A tough period, not just a tough day. It's been a hard period since after the last international break. Now we've got an international break and hopefully we can gather our thoughts and come back with a positive energy. Players in periods like this, sometimes they think too much, think twice about what's natural for them and what's sometimes goes on instinct. At the moment it doesn't flow for us and the first half was symptomatic of that. Too many easy mistakes, too many passes that went astray. The runs they start a few seconds too late and then you're in for a hard game against any team. Q: The margins are so fine, and if that Maguire header had gone in on the stroke of half time the game is dramatically different. OGS: Yeah, we know that, but as I was also saying that's symptomatic of players when they're not really confident. We create big chances, we don't take them. The attitude is right, the energy and desire is right. We haven't had that quality to score goals. Q: You're not one for excuses, but in fairness are the injuries catching up with us right now? OGS: I don't like talking too much about injuries, because that's part and parcel of football. But of course when you start the league eight games ago, the first game you start with 11 and only five of them started today. Six of them are out injured. Of course that is going to make an impact on any team. No excuse. That's part of the reason. What we're looking for now is answers, because we need to find solutions, not problems. Q: Axel did well alongside Harry. OGS: Yeah, and right back when he played there. Axel is going to be a top, top player. A top character. Good physical attributes, good on the ball, so he'll have a good career. Q: Can you do waiting two weeks now until the next one? Is it a good thing? OGS: Two weeks will be good for us and it's a perfect game for us. Liverpool. We know what that's going to mean. They are a good team. We hope to find back to what we can do. We know we can. It's just about clearing our heads. Hopefully getting a player or two back from injury and we're ready to go.