Michael Owen talked immediately after the game on Sunday to Newcastle World TV, and had a smile on his face as wide as Tynemouth, throughout the interview.
Michael Owen – exciting summer ahead
Michael told Newcastle World TV:
“You can’t just come in and wave a magic wand and it’s probably been better that way because it dampened down expectations,” “If we’d won every game, I think everyone would think we were going to win the league next year.â€
“It’s taken a bit of time for the manager to get his ideas across but now we’re starting to get it together – and full credit to him for that.â€
“To come and play an attacking line-up like he did at Tottenham and in the last couple of games has worked a treat so far. Obviously he’s positive. He instills confidence in everyone and now we’re reaping the rewards.”
“Hopefully, now we’re coming towards the end of the season we’ll keep getting results and then it will be exciting waiting for next seasonâ€ “The manager will add to the squad and it’ll be exciting over the summer.”
Owen has scored five times in his last eight Newcastle appearances and is thriving in his new role behind attacking focal point Mark Viduka. Since Keegan arrived back at the club Michael has really started to prove his worth, and being handed the captaincy has helped him take more responsibility at the club.
Michael is now finally being accepted by many Newcastle fans as he shows he has Newcastle United at heart, and has been playing so very well in recent games.
We think Kevin will keep most of the squad he inherited from Sam Allardcye and maybe just Ameobi, Carr and perhaps Ramage will leave in the summer.
“Everyone knows I’m a striker who scores goals and I’m best in the box, but I’ve enjoyed coming off and I’m still getting into the box and scoring,” â€œ“I can play a bit more and obviously when we’re under the cosh it’s always nice for the lads to have an outlet. That’s my role at the minute and I’m enjoying it.”
“Butty’s probably been our most consistent player over the last two seasons,” “He’s been fantastic and to pop up when it’s mainly his job to keep things tight was really important.”
There is still some contract work to be done in the summer to tie up Owen and Taylor for the next few years. And four new players in the summer would add to the squad, and we always have all the youngsters who will be coming through next year, so our squad should be big enough with the likes of Tozer and Kadar pushing for the first team squad.
We’re not sure what will happen to Charles N’Zogbia in the summer, but if he wants to move on – so be it.
What do you think?