Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot has described their 2-1 win against Tottenham Hotspur as “euphoric”, and now feels they can improve on the impressive result.
The Republic of Ireland stopper pulled off several fine saves to keep Newcastle in the game, and he now believes that they can build on the win at White Hart Lane.
The defeat was Tottenham’s first since the opening day of the season, and meant that Steve McClaren’s side jumped up to 15th in the Premier League table and out of the relegation zone.
Since replacing the injured Tim Krul in the Newcastle goal, Elliot has produced a string of top displays, and the 29-year-old picked up the Sky Sports man of the match in the win against Spurs.
Speaking after the win, Elliot said: “It was euphoric.”
“The fans have been unbelievable to be fair, they have stuck with his.
“But we have shown the character to get through it. The lads were outstanding – all 14 of them, including the lads who came on to win the game and that’s what we need.
“Like last week (after Liverpool) we need to make sure we don’t take our foot off the gas. That’s how we need to be every week.”
With the game at 1-0, Elliot pulled off some fine saves, and Sky Sports pundits Thierry Henry and David Moyes offered the Ireland keeper high praise after the game.
Speaking about his own performance, Elliot said: “With the result it seems a lot more important. I just think the way we responded was great.
“We have had a lot of criticism so to come from behind from 1-0 down is good.
“The boys who came on and scored the goals have been unlucky not to be in the team.
“But they work so hard. I don’t think there was a man of the match, everyone was magnificent.”
Now Elliot feels the Magpies possess the quality to keep on improving after impressive back-to-back wins against Spurs and Liverpool.
“The quality is there to be seen. We have 11 internationals on the pitch,” said Elliot.
“And the hard work is there but it is making sure we get it right and do it properly.
“Sometimes we were playing our own game and not together.
“When we play together it shows what a good team we can be.”