"There were a few tears because I was frustrated and emotional - nobody likes to be taken off and I'm no different.
"It was a big game for Newcastle and I was desperate to do something on the pitch that might have got us all three points.
"I didn't understand why I was been taken off so I made my feelings known but the manager was brilliant. He said he understood how I felt - he just explained why he had done it.
"He told me to relax because I had played well and that I'd been taken off because it was a tactical decision. I like the manager. He knows that I wanted to try and win the game and he is happy with that sort of attitude. We are not angry with each other."