Head coach on Newcastle draw.
Leeds United head coach Garry Monk spoke exclusively after his side's dramatic late 1-1 draw with Newcastle United.
A 95th minute Chris Wood volley ensured United snatched a crucial Sky Bet Championship point at St James’ Park.
Monk was delighted with the team spirit and desire of his side in managing to get a late leveller.
“It was a dramatic ending, the feeling is very good, and afterwards it was great in the changing rooms with the players, which is important going into Monday’s game,” said Monk.
“We knew it was going to be difficult match before we came to St James’ Park, we started the game really well and had a big chance inside ten minutes, which we probably should have scored from.
“Like you expect, it was a big crowd, a good team and they started to get on top, we were quite comfortable in open play, but we conceded a lot of set-pieces, which we defended them really well, but eventually the one of them told and they got a breakthrough.
“I really have to credit the players, the mentality and togetherness is really strong and it was clear, there was a real belief to keep going right until the end.
“Sometimes when you show that mentality and resilience, along with that determination to fight until the end, you can pick up points.
“We had to dig in and we did that and I think that shows the ingredients of a very strong team, we were really resilient and mentally strong against a very good Newcastle side, who are going to get promoted for sure.
“We will take a lot of confidence from the result into Monday’s game with Wolves and it is important we recover and are ready.
“On Monday we need a big crowd at Elland Road, we need it to be rocking to give the team a push over the line in that game.
“Every point is crucial now, the stadium needs to be packed out and we need our supporters to create that positive atmosphere.
“We have two games left at home and we want to finish on a high, it is important Elland Road is bouncing and we need everyone to come out and fill the stadium.”
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