Harry Redknapp: "It looks almost impossible. It looks in tatters doesn't it? But we've got to try to win a game or two. We've got to go to Reading next week and try to win. We've got to keep going. It's difficult but life is not always fun. What am I going to do - play golf every day? I've enjoyed it even though it has been difficult, but you don't walk into a side that hasn't won for 13 games and start winning every week. When people say this team will come straight back up next year, I'm afraid they are talking rubbish. There needs to be an awful lot of work done over the summer to put the club back into a position to challenge again next season. I think I could put a team together here that would have a real chance of getting up, but it's not going to be easy."
Tony Pulis: “The lads were brilliant today, absolutely brilliant. But there is still a lot of work to be done. We’ve got another massive, massive game against Norwich next week and it’s important we show the same spirit and commitment that has earned us this excellent result. I think the players worked as hard today as they have done all season, so they fully deserved to come out of it with a win. We’ve got four cup finals to come in this mini-season and we still need to claim as many points as we possibly can from them.”
Martin Jol: “Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa have got a big hill to climb but that is not what we want [to rely on]. We want to pick up a few results and get near to 50 points. Of course it’s a heavy schedule and after today’s result it will probably be difficult to get these points. We did ever so well since probably December on set plays. So to concede from them against Chelsea and Arsenal is disappointing. Arsenal had a shot wide in the final seconds but I can’t remember a lot of other chances. With the possibilities that we had, especially in the first half, on the break, we had a few perfect points in that scenario [to score]."
Arsene Wenger: "I spoke with Giroud. He said to me that he slipped at the moment he went for the ball and it's confirmed by the television. I haven't seen it but he's not a tackler. He went over the ball and knowing that Sidwell had been sent off before, I had no illusion of the colour of the card. I have to see it again [before deciding whether to appeal]. I haven't seen it on television. Sidwell's challenge was in front of me. I've seen that better. I think the referee had only the red card to give."
Paolo Di Canio: "Two wins in a row - I don't know how long since it happened - to be honest, I didn't check. I don't care. It's important that we give consistent performances. That gives you results, gives you points in the table, so that's the most important thing at the moment. I don't think it's enough. Every weekend, our prediction changes. If Wigan can win against Swansea, they are 34, three points from the main group close to them on 37 with four games to go. I don't know, it depends. If you get three points against Aston Villa, it can probably be enough, 40, 41; if you lose against Aston Villa or Stoke and then you beat Southampton, maybe it's not enough. I don't know. If we win the direct conflict (with Villa), 40, 41 can be enough, otherwise it's difficult."
David Moyes: "We won't get a top-four position. Every game is becoming must-win, so I can't see that happening. It was an important game for us and we weren't able to take any points from it. We didn't play well. We had an awful lot of pressure in the second half - we didn't have the quality, maybe, to get the goals from it, but we had an awful lot of opportunities to try to do things a little bit better."
Sam Allardyce: "What a blistering start Kevin had to this season. In goal terms he scored five in the first ten. He scored at Fulham which put him on 99 and he has had to wait until now to get his 100th, which has preyed on his mind a little bit, which has been a shame for him and us. Because of that start, I'd have expected him to get about 12 for us this season. He has got that one out the way now and let's hope he can bag a few more in the last four. He reads and feeds off Andy Carroll brilliantly. He gets on the move and anticipates where Andy might actually drop the ball, which he did, and then the technique is there for all to see. It was outstanding technique in front of goal, which is the hardest place to produce technique, in the opposition's penalty area. Great finish."
Roberto Martinez: "We are disappointed we couldn't get any points because we are getting into the critical point of the season. We were very soft in terms of keeping that clean sheet. We know what West Ham can do and the goalscoring ability they have and I don't think we were strong enough. I enjoyed the second-half performance. I thought that was a dominant as you would see an away team. I won't be able to explain how we lost the game. There is no margin of error. We have five games and we need probably three wins. That is something we can achieve."
Steve Clarke: "If the referee gives the foul, which he did, it's a stonewall penalty because it happened in the box. The referee gave a free-kick and the challenge was clearly inside the box. On another day we might have got it but we didn’t. Newcastle were better and sharper than us in the first half. They looked like a side who wanted to secure their place in the Premier League next season. All credit to them at the start of the game. They created a number of chances and we were very lucky to hang in there."
Alan Pardew: "I'm really pleased with a point, it is important at this stage of the season. We have got four games to go and I don't really care where we finish in the league as long as we are in the league. You need to make sure you secure the points and don't rely on other people not getting them. It is very important now we keep battling to the end. The club is in a great financial position, we have good players and if we have them all fit, we are stronger than we were today. Therefore, I would expect us to challenge for top 10 next season but we have got to stay in the division."
Chris Hughton: "We needed it. There are teams around us that are all capable of winning games. How it will end up in the end, numbers wise, I don't know, but at the moment this feels like a big win for us. I think it will take more points. I've always thought around that 40-mark and I think there are teams around us that are still very capable of winning games. I do think it will take more but three points has been a big help towards where we want to go. We'll try to enjoy this but once Sunday comes you have to start thinking about the next game. It's a victory we deserved. Over the balance of the game we were the better team, we got the better chances and it would've been incredibly disappointing if we didn't win."
Nigel Adkins: "Let's not hide away from where we are in the division. It was always going to be a massive challenge. But we'll learn the lessons from this game and get ourselves ready for the next one. Obviously we're at the wrong end of the division, but we've got to keep building on what we're doing. It's a changing face in terms of what we want to do - we want to play the game in a different manner to the way the lads have been used to, and I thought we did that very well in the first half. So from that point of view, there's a lot of positivity to take...after just a short space of time. I've been in charge for four games now and we've talked about the potential changing face of how we want to go and play the game."
Michael Laudrup: "It’s normal. When you reach a target, then suddenly there’s a reaction. But the only thing I want is to try and change that. We want a mentality where we can push on. But I can’t complain about the attitude of the players since we won the cup – they have been great for me. I thought we did everything well in the first 25 minutes. Then Southampton came back into the game and had a couple of chances. There wasn’t much control from either side at the beginning of the second half, but we arrived in the box four or five times but the last pass could have been better. On one hand we should have won, but sometimes you have to accept a draw and take the positives. After conceding two goals in each of our last four games, it was good to keep a clean sheet. We now have to find some points from elsewhere now.”
Mauricio Pochettino: "I am always confident in the job that we do, and we have to now try to get three points in our next game in order to try and [get] into the first half of the table. Yes, the higher we finish the better, but in able to do that we need to win our next game ahead. We have had a good run of six games without losing but to make the most of that we need to get three points in our next game."
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