Michael Owen has come in for some criticism at Newcastle United, but it may be he has found a manager who can bring out the best in him.
Michael Owen – Keegan has complete faith is his captain
Kevin spoke to the Newcastle Journal after last night’s game:
â€œAnyone who saw the Blackburn game will know Michael could have had four or five. He missed those chances, which is very unusual for him, but the good thing is we are starting to create a few more for him. If we do that heâ€™ll stick them in.â€
â€œSome people in this country might be lacking a bit of faith in him, but Iâ€™m not. His record for Newcastle United is superb and he is a world-class player by anybodyâ€™s standards. He is a world-class striker and you cannot ignore that.â€
â€œMichael always has the chance to answer his critics on the pitch and heâ€™s such a strong character heâ€™ll do that. You see it in training every day. His performances and work-rate have been absolutely outstanding since I came to the club.â€
It’s good to watch Michael’s goal last night and how he reacts like greased lightning to the half chance. The chance was created by a powerful shot from Oba Martins that goalkeeper Taylor did well to block.
When the ball rebounded there were two Birmingham defenders near the ball and Michael was two yards away. Two other Birmingham players are also a few yards away.
In an instant there are 5 players going for the ball – 4 defenders and Michael – and Owen beats them all to the ball to poke it in the goal. A half chance at best.
It was just a great opportunist goal from Michael.
We have a feeling that in one of these games Michael will explode and hit them all home.
Hey, that could be on Saturday. 😀