Newcastle United's full-back Jose Enrique has revealed that the players felt manager Chris Hughton's wrath following their 2-1 home defeat to Stoke City.
The Magpies went into the game off the back of their Carling Cup triumph at Chelsea in midweek, but again their home form deserted them as they lost at St James' Park for the second successive league game.
And Spaniard Enrique has revealed that the normally mild-mannered Hughton let his players know in no uncertain terms how unhappy he was.
"After the game Chris was angry. There were mistakes made by everybody and people know when they've made them," he told the Evening Chronicle.
"When I play well I know I have, but when I make mistakes I don't need to be told.
"Everyone knows we can't afford to play like we did in the second half again, or we will lose more games. We had a meeting after the game. When we lose it's worse because Chris is more angry.
"The players were angry too. Sometimes it's better to speak the next day, sometimes the player's answers aren't normal.
"When you're angry, you react badly to mistakes.
"We need to change the mentality in time for the next game."