Juan Mata has written about the challenge of turning ‘rage into desire’ in his latest blog.
The Manchester United man came on as a substitute against Newcastle as Jose Mourinho’s side lost 1-0.
‘Unfortunately this is one of those days when you don’t feel in the best mood to update your blog. It’s not easy to write after a defeat and it’s not easy for you to read it,’ writes Mata.
‘The truth is, after losing an away game, you think a lot about it on your way back home. You remember every play, every moment, and you try to change the outcome but obviously that’s impossible. You can’t turn back time, so the only way to carry on is to turn all this rage into a desire to win and work for the next game.
‘The 1-0 defeat in Newcastle hurts because we had chances to score both in the first and in the second half, but they took better advantage of their weapons.
‘We already have to focus on the FA Cup and Huddersfield. It will be a great opportunity to prove that a new win can help to forget yesterday’s game. By the way, thank you to those who travelled to Newcastle, you deserved a different game and a different score.’