Itâ€™s no secret that Kevin Keegan has taken a shine to Michael Owen since he arrived back at the club, and Owen to his credit, seems to be repaying that faith with some really good performances for Newcastle United.
Michael Owen – repaying faith in him shown by King Kev
Keegan told Newcastle World TV today:
“It does not matter who Michael Owen is playing for he will always score goals,” “It amazes me how people want to keep trying to knock him.â€
“Look at his goal record, at Liverpool it was unbelievable, at Real Madrid it was unbelievable, with England it’s unbelievable, and here again – it’s unbelievable.â€
“Yet people still knock him.â€ “But Michael is not the sort to feel sorry for himself and he just keeps going.â€
“That is why I think he is a great captain for this club because you need someone who is bulletproof, and Michael Owen certainly is bulletproof.”
Weâ€™re not sure his goals record here is unbelievable at Newcastle (yet) although we know Michael has had his fair share of injuries since he arrived three years ago. Michael now has made 40 appearances for Newcastle, with 34 starts and 15 goals. So in retrospect that’s not too bad, after all.
But we still need for him to fire in those goals in the 7 games remaining because even though we did ourselves a lot of good against Fulham last Saturday, we’re still not safe from the drop – not yet.