Abdoulaye Faye and James Milner have both been talking about the Arsenal game tonight and both think Newcastle have an excellent chance of winning.
We think so too but it will take a massive effort from the team to pull through tonight.
Let’s take a look at what they’ve been saying.
James Milner – thinks Newcastle can get through tonight
Abdoulaye Faye, who will make his first start tonight for the club told the Shield’s Gazette this morning:
“We don’t have any fear going to Arsenal,” “I have good memories of playing against them because I scored against them a couple of times. I’ve been man of the match a couple of times, too, and they gave me champagne, which I like.â€
“I hope that it continues at the Emirates Stadium.”
“We can win the cup this season and that’s what everybody in the team has to believe.â€ “We have a really good team, and I hope we can do well in all of the competitions we are in this season.
“It’s a very important game for us and it’ll be good if we can win this game, because it’ll help our season a lot.â€ “Arsenal play good football and the team must be in good form to get past them, but we’re going to give it everything we have to get through.”
It’s nice to have new players like Faye at the club who are thinking of winning things, that’s probably the first requisite to actually doing it – first being convinced in your own mind that you can win – having that winning attitude.
James Milner also seemed confident as he talked to the Evening Chronicle and also thinks the team can pull through tonight in London.
James told the Evening Chronicle:
â€œIf you want to win something you have to be capable of beating anybody in the competition.” “It doesnâ€™t matter who you get â€“ you have to win and get through.” â€œWith the ability that we have got here at Newcastle in the squad, we can go there confidentâ€
â€œLast year we probably should have won at the Emirates.” â€œThere is a difference between us this year from last year.” â€œIf we get in that position this time, hopefully we can get the result we need.” â€œWe have to take things one game at a time, stay clear of injuries and try to pick up results every week.â€
It’s certainly a big test for the boys tonight and we may need a little of lady luck’s help – but we can do it. But the proof of the pudding is always in the eating – and some great performances are required from some of our lads tonight. We wonder who the heroes are going to beÂ Â Â 😀