Michael Owen returns to White Hart Lane on Sunday for the first time since breaking his foot in a collision with Tottenham and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, more than two years ago.
Michael Owen – returns to Tottenham for first time after foot injury
That kept Michael Owen out for the rest of the season, and he finally just made it back for Englandâ€™s World Cup games, but then got that terrible injury to his knee against Sweden in June, and was out almost another year after that. The trials and tribulations of being a professional footballer.
But Michael is back helping Newcastle now, and he talked to Newcastle World TV this morning about that particular injury:
“The injury won’t be on my mind because it’s part and parcel of being a footballer,” “But you take the good things from different stadiums – sometimes you have scored a few goals there and you feel good, but the bad things you put to the back of your mind.â€
“It was a freak accident and Paul Robinson landed on my foot with all his weight and momentum.â€ “Looking back it was the catalyst really for a series of injuries because, even though I didn’t come back too early before my knee went, it was a catalog (of injuries) after that.â€
“It was a disappointing time but I’m back and fit now and will only be thinking about getting a result for Newcastle on Sunday.â€
“We’ve managed to turn things around a little bit with our last two results so the only thing on my mind will be keeping that run going.â€ “It will be tough because Spurs are a great side, but we’ve got our belief back and we’re hoping to nick something.”
“I remember scoring a goal and winning there with Liverpool so, of course, it would be nice to have the same outcome on Sunday,” “But confidence is up after the Fulham game.â€ “Winning is a great feeling because you can go home and take the wife out and enjoy yourself.â€
“If you lose it’s a case of watching TV, twiddling your thumbs, going to bed and waking up with a sore head.â€ “It’s been a big week for everyone at the club and it was reward for all the hard work we have put in.”
Newcastle definitely need to keep the run going and we cannot fall back on the mediocre performances we’ve given too many times this season. If we play up to our recent good standards we should be able to get something out of the game on Sunday. A draw would be good and a win would be fantastic.
What we cannot afford to do is slip back and be beaten again by a number of goals. We have to not only get points on the board, but also improve that woeful goal difference too.
What do you think?