Michael Owen was interviewed by Sky Sports after his goal brace this afternoon against Sunderland.
Michael Owen – contract talks will begin soon
Michael Owen was asked if he wanted to stay at Newcastle United and he said:
“In doing my skipper’s notes in the match program I stated that to the fans,”
“Talks haven’t begun yet, the manager has pulled me to one side and said he wanted me to stay and the club would be in touch soon and that’s where we stand.”
“I haven’t spoken to the club yet but obviously I would think in the close season then maybe they will approach me or my advisor.”
Owen scored his first this afternoon after just 4 minutes, when he headed in from 10 yards out. He also admitted he was a little lucky when his penalty, after 45 minutes, just squeezed beyond Craig Gordon, the Sunderland goalkeeper.
“I’ve only played in one (derby) before due to horrendous luck with injuries in my time here and that was a draw at the Stadium of Light, so it’s great to get the victory here,”
“I was going to place it but Joey (Barton) put a seed of doubt in my mind, he said ‘blast it, he’ll go early’.”
“So I blasted it and it went a bit too low but sneaked in and when you are confident and your luck is going for you, these things happen.”
Well it’s 12 goals for Michael this season with 6 goals in his last 6 games, in which Newcastle are unbeaten, and have earned 14 points to make them mathematically safe from relegation.
With 3 games left Newcastle can still get another 9 points and hit the 51 points mark – which will be remarkable given the season has been so disappointing.