Alan Smith talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle about his horrific injury he picked up at Liverpool two years ago when playing for Manchester United.
Alan Smith – had similar injury to Eduardo 2 years ago
Smith said today:
â€œIt was two years ago since I did it, and itâ€™s my first time back to Liverpool.â€ â€œIâ€™ve been playing all over this season, and the main concern for me was how my leg would react, but Iâ€™ve not felt it, or pulled out of a challenge because of it. Itâ€™s never worried me.â€
â€œI had exactly the same injury as Eduardo. I spoke to him to let him know Iâ€™m feeling for his career, and hoping that he gets on the road to recovery and gets back playing.â€
â€œAll the medical staff helped me, and everyone was brilliant.â€
Alan talked about the upcoming game at Liverpool on Saturday, and he’s quite adamant that Newcastle will go for all 3 points against 4th placed Liverpool, who thrashed West Ham 4-0 last night at Anfield.
â€œWhen you looked around the dressing room after the Blackburn game we knew we had put in a good performance.â€
â€œWe need three points Saturday â€“ and nothing else.â€ â€œThatâ€™s the only thing you do whenever you cross the white line.â€
â€œWe were embarrassed against Manchester United, as we didnâ€™t deserve to get beat 5-1.
â€œNow weâ€™ve got to make sure we concentrate on staying up, building for next season and having a good go in our remaining fixtures.â€
We’ll see in the Liverpool game if last week was just a flash in the pan or whether Kevin has indeed got the lads playing his attacking style of football. We really cannot afford to anything less than go all out and try to win every one of our remaining 10 league games.
That’s still 30 points to play for, and if he can finally get the lads playing like they did last Saturday, we should be safe way before the end of the season. And that will be a huge relief to Newcastle fans – it certainly will be to us.Â Â 😀
Then we can all look forward to – and enjoy – the transfer news on which senior players will be arriving in the summer.
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