Jermaine Jenas hopes that Newcastle United can recover from the defeat to Tottenham Hotspur and be ready for the weekend’s clash against Sunderland.
Heading into the encounter, Newcastle were expected to be competitive and take the tie to penalties, but they folded right from the start.
Nabil Bentaleb opened the scoring after just 18 minutes, and Nacer Chadli, Harry Kane and Roberto Solado found the target in the second half.
It was a disappointing performance from Newcastle, who are back in action on Sunday when they take on Sunderland at St. James’ Park in the Premier League.
Jenas, who played for both Tottenham and Newcastle, hopes that Alan Pardew’s side can bounce back from Wednesday’s loss and win the Tyne–Wear derby.
Tough night for Newcastle that,hopefully it won't affect them for the big derby at the weekend #toonarmy @— Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) December 17, 2014
Newcastle will head into Sunday’s encounter placed eighth in the Premier League table with 23 points from 16 matches, while Sunderland are just two points above the relegation zone in 15th.
The Magpies will probably be favourites, but the Black Cats will be keen to give a good account of themselves at St. James’ Park.
As they say, the form book goes out of the window for derbies.