Sam Allardyce faces a late decision on Brazilian center-back Claudio Cacapa for this eveningâ€™s match with Tottenham.
Cacapa has had groin problems regularly lately and is again battling a groin strain. We hope Claudio will be available because his experience is a big help and a calming influence to the rest of the players in the back-line.
Brazilian Claudio Cacapa – we hope he makes the game this evening
If Claudio doesn’t make it then we expect Rozehnal to be drafted in. Looks like Steven Taylor is now 4th in line for center-back these days.
Sam talked today about Tottenham:
“Tottenham have a hugely talented squad of high-class players. They have spent probably Â£100million or so in the last three or four years on that team, a young side which has produced very, very well over the last couple of seasons.â€
“All of a sudden, the season has started not as well as expected and the amount of pressure which falls on the manager in particular is immense. That then reflects on the players and the performances.â€
“But for me over the last two games Tottenham have shown the sort of resilience you need to be successful and overcome what has been a poor start.”
Sam seems to be setting the stage a bit in case Newcastle donâ€™t get all 3 points. But 3 points are what most Newcastle fans are expecting, although we know it will not be an easy game. But weâ€™ve been outstanding at home so far this season and we should be able to get the win.
Tottenham of course also need points to climb up the league from 4th bottom. So it looks like it’s going to be some game with a lot at stake. Cannot wait!!