You probably don’t think of Michael Owen as a particularly good header of the ball, but his crucial goal on Saturday was his 5th headed goal of his eight goals for Newcastle this season.
Michael Owen – five headed goals this season
Michael gave the Evening Chronicle a heads up today:
â€œI still read in some papers about â€˜rare headersâ€™, but my headingâ€™s probably one of my strengths, given my size.â€â€œI never scored many in the early part of my career, but in the last five years Iâ€™ve scored a few.”
“I think this season five or six have come from my head.â€ â€œAnd I think of my last 15 England goals, 10 have been headers. But I donâ€™t care how I score, as long as they go in.â€
â€œI donâ€™t like talking about numbers, but itâ€™s not a season to be proud of in terms of how we played, the points weâ€™ve got and the goals weâ€™ve scored as a team, and personally.â€
â€œObviously, Iâ€™ve had a couple of injuries, but Iâ€™m always looking to score in the majority of games.â€ â€œI tend to go on runs when I score when I come back from injury. I can be a slow starter, but once I score one, I tend to go on a run. Hopefully, that will continue.â€
“Weâ€™re all trying to score goals, and if two of our strikers can get double figures, then itâ€™ll be a decent return, but weâ€™re not too proud of our record at the minute.â€
Once again Michael is down to earth and critical of himself and the team so far as their performances this season are concerned. You cannot ask for much more than that from the captain, and we appreciate his honesty.
Owen has scored four of the six goals Newcastle have scored under Keegan, with the other two coming from Abdoulaye Faye (against Manchester United) and Mark Viduka (against Fulham).
Hopefully that number will rise significantly before the end of the season as we try to improve our goal difference. With seven games left this season Newcastle can help to bury the misery of another terrible season, by getting a few wins and banging in a few goals in the process.
It seems Michael is only too willing to head in a few more before the end of the season. He is adept at getting in front of his markers to head in goals and we’ve seen that quite a few times this season. Michael is certainly starting to look the part in the last few games, that’s the great news for Newcastle fans.
We’re not sure if Michael will get a game tonight in Paris against France, but if he does let’s hope he doesn’t get injured, that will be the only thing on Newcastle fans’ minds if he plays tonight. On his current form he probably deserves to play some part tonight.