The Blackburn game on Saturday is turning out to be key game for the club this season and Michael Owen can be the key to all 3 points.
Michael Owen – captain is important player at the club
Itâ€™s a game we have a chance of winning, and we just have to go for all 3 points. One player that can help us do that is captain Michael Owen.
Keegan talked about Michael to Newcastle World TV today:
“Michael is very fit and very focused at the moment,” “We hope, and I’m confident that, the two goals he has scored for me so far are just a start.â€ “But, apart from the goals, what has pleased me the most is his work rate.â€
“We have not really played well enough to provide him with the sort of ammunition he needs, but even though we have supplied him with very little, he has managed to turn decent balls into goals.â€
“If we can improve that service and pick him out a little bit earlier, he will score goals.â€ “But the challenge is also there for the rest of the lads to get goals from elsewhere.”
The attitude this year of Michael, since he was handed the captaincy at the club, has been first class, and he has done his very best with what little service he has been given.
It seems also that the Newcastle fans have noticed that, and Michael has chimed in with a couple of good opportunist goals, and could have had even more, with a little luck and better refereeing.
But his play and goals show he still has that predatory instincts that if thereâ€™s a chance heâ€™ll be in there, and more than likely put the ball in the net.
What we need on Saturday is a quick goal that will give the lads some confidence and get the crowd right behind the team. The target on Saturday just has to be 3 points and Owen is more than likely the player that can help us achieve that with a goal or two.
We need Michael to show his goal scoring form now more than ever, and we think he can rise to the occasion and get the job done for the team on Saturday.