Premier League: Steven Taylor admits Newcastle let themselves down at Tottenham
Steven Taylor admits Newcastle's display at Tottenham 'wasn't good enough' and that they must now get 'back to basics'.
Last Updated: 17/02/14 2:08pm
The Magpies were crushed 4-0 at St James' Park in their last Premier League outing and have now suffered three successive defeats - conceding 10 goals and scoring none.
Supporters have been quick to air their displeasure at an alarming slump and Taylor acknowledges that it is now up to the players to raise spirits by bringing about a reversal in fortune.
He told the Evening Chronicle on the shambolic showing against Spurs: "From our point of view, we weren't good enough - simple as that. All over the pitch.
"It's a game to forget for everybody."
Asked if there are any positives which can be taken from a humbling setback on home soil, Taylor added: "None, it wasn't good enough.
"It's back to the drawing board. It's going to be down to hard work now."
Aston Villa visit St James' Park on Sunday and Taylor admitted: "Villa is going to be a big game for us. We're very disappointed.
"We have to look at the game and where it went wrong. We need to get on the training pitch and get back to basics."
On the pain being felt by a loyal fan base, the centre-half said: "It's disappointing for them. They will be angry and so they should be.
"It's up to us to put smiles back on their faces. We must go one game at a time and get ready for Aston Villa now."