Michael Owen has talked today to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle about tomorrowâ€™s derby game at Sunderland, which seems to be jamming up the airwaves before tomorrowâ€™s keenly anticipated kick off at 12-45 pm local time.
One way Michael can get very quickly into the Newcastle fans’ good books, is by scoring a goal or two in tomorrow’s game, which ends up in a Newcastle victory.
Michael Owen – could do with a goal or two tomorrow
Michael told Alan Oliver today:
â€œEvery derbyâ€™s different, whether itâ€™s Liverpool-Everton or Newcastle Sunderland.â€
â€œIâ€™ve never played in a Newcastle-Sunderland derby, and Iâ€™m looking forward to sampling this one.â€
Owen has had a frustrating time to his Newcastle career, being injured so much during his first 2 seasons at the club. But Michael can end a lot of that tomorrow with a few goals for Newcastle. That would do the trick.
The good thing about Michael right now is that heâ€™s gone uninjured for a while and is getting back to something like his best. The only thing thatâ€™s been missing recently is the goals.
â€œAdd it to many frustrations when youâ€™re injured. You miss games in general.â€ â€œEvery time a big club comes to St Jamesâ€™, you want to be out there, and every time a derby comes round, you want to be out there.â€â€œAdd it to all the other frustrations â€“ itâ€™s frustrating full stop being injured.â€ â€œAnd this is a game Iâ€™m looking forward to a lot.â€
Michael has always been a big game player and in the North East region, thereâ€™s just none bigger than a Newcastle Sunderland derby. Michael remembered his last derby game when he was at Real Madrid when they beat Barcelona in the Bernabeu Stadium.
â€œ We won 4-2 at home, and we lost 3-2 away,â€
â€œThe scorers chart on the 4-2 win at home was fantastic. It was Ronaldo, Zidane, Raul and Owen, and then Ronaldinho and Eto for Barcelona, so thatâ€™s five great players!â€
â€œThat was good, but we got stuffed away.â€ â€œIn a way it isnâ€™t a derby. Itâ€™s just two successful teams â€“ theyâ€™re miles apart. But they call it El Derby, and itâ€™s a fantastic occasion.â€
Whatâ€™s this about so thatâ€™s five great players. Michael, you’re so modest, letâ€™s make that six great players.
Comments – and goals from Michael – very welcome.
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