Newcastle captain Michael Owen has appealed to the St Jamesâ€™ crowd for their full support for 90 minutes at tomorrow’s vital game.
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Michael spoke to the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œThe crowd are important for us tomorrow â€“ more so than ever.â€
â€œLast week they were great, and one of the first things the manager said afterwards was about the crowd. He told us how they never booed and how they were with us all the way through.â€
â€œIf weâ€™re going to get out of this confidence crisis or run of results, whatever you choose to describe it, itâ€™s not just important for the players to stick together.â€
â€œItâ€™s important for everyone to stick together and do it for the manager.â€ â€œAnd the crowd can do their bit.â€ â€œThe last thing we want is the crowd on our back.â€ â€œSome people can handle that and itâ€™s water off a duckâ€™s back.â€
â€œBut it can make others go into their shell.â€ â€œThe fans, as they always do, got behind us last Saturday.â€ â€œAnd if they are behind us again, it will help us get out of the situation we are in.â€ â€œI know I donâ€™t need to ask them because they are always supportive.â€
â€œThe manager said as long as you show determination, a will to win and that you are wholehearted in the challenges you make then our fans will support you even if you make a mistake.â€
â€œThatâ€™s the beauty of it.”
â€œIf the fans stick with us and we stick together as team on the field and donâ€™t argue or blame each other â€“ if we are all united â€“ we will start to pick up points.â€
Well, we’re all in this together, and there’s no better support at home than at Newcastle United, that’s a certainty. And we expect the crowd to be right behind the team tomorrow.
But as Michael points out, the players have to come out and also do their part on the pitch, showing the correct fighting attitude and spirit.Â If we can do that, we’ll be well on our way to all 3 points.
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