The Newcastle captain Michael Owen has admitted today there is both a lack of confidence and nervousness in the Newcastle side at the moment, and only a win will correct that.
Michael Owen – we need his goals
One of the things that is disturbing, is that in those 6 games weâ€™ve conceded 16 goals and only scored 3, with two of those coming from Owen. We need to score more and concede less – sounds so familiar doesnâ€™t it?
In the 5 league games so far under Kevin we’ve lost 3 of those badly – last week 5-1 against Manchester United, 4-1 the game before at Aston Villa and a 3-0 loss at the Emirates. It’s done nothing but make our goal difference just hopeless at -22, which is the 3rd worst in the Premier league and one of the worst we’ve ever had.
Michael said today:
“There is nervousness throughout the side. We need a win and the sooner the better. As soon as we get that I think confidence will come flooding back.”
Thereâ€™s a couple of ways to look at our poor record over at least the lats couple of months. One is to look and say weâ€™re in big trouble the other way is to say weâ€™re due a win. Certainly 3 points tomorrow will lift the mood on the training ground and in the City of Newcastle big time â€“ thereâ€™s just no doubt about that.
“We’ve got an awful lot of games left and we aren’t in the relegation zone at the moment,”
“We’re not at panic stations but we are obviously well aware we need to get a result – and fast.â€â€œThis game against Blackburn on Saturday is one you look at and think Newcastle at home should be getting something out of it.”
With just 2 league wins in the last 18 games we must be due for a win. Certainly a win tomorrow will lift the spirits on the training pitch and in the City of Newcastle, that’s an absolute certainty.
That’s what we have to hope for tomorrow, and that the boys start the game all out, and with a positive attitude. An early goal would also help.
Where’s that hypnotist? 😀
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