Boro head coach Jonathan Woodgate says it was important for his side to claim their first win of pre-season after overcoming Gateshead.
The Teessiders ran our 3-1 winners at the International Stadium, with captain for the evening Jonny Howson, Ashley Fletcher and Marvin Johnson registering the goals.
After our first friendly on British soil, Woodgate feels it’s important to get into the winning mentality in a good workout for his side.
“I thought it was a really good game,” he said.
“Gateshead played well, they dropped deep, they made it difficult for us, we got what we wanted out of the game and it was important we won the game as we want to start getting the winning mentality into the players and that starts from pre-season friendlies.
“They worked on different things we asked them for, we were good at winning the ball back higher up the pitch, we need to work on the passing in between their players, we need to be cleverer with our play but overall I thought it was decent.”
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