Michael Owen talked to Kevin Keegan last week and Kevin told him what he wants to do at Newcastle, and Owen is enthusiastic about what he heard.
Michael Owen – players enjoy their training at Newcastle
Owen says that recent results and the subsequent huge wave of optimism which has swept the City of Newcastle has given Michael a real feel for what the club and city is all about.
Michael said before todays fantastic win against Sunderland:
“The manager called me into his office a week ago and told me about his plans for the future,”
“He discussed the kind of players he wants to bring in and what ambitions he has for Newcastle United.”
“I was really enthused by what he had to say. Everyone connected with the club is looking forward to next season with great anticipation.”
“These last few weeks have given me a real appreciation of what Newcastle is all about. It has been my best spell since I arrived.”
As far as his contract talks are concerned Michael said:
“At the moment there is nothing on the table for me to consider so it’s hard for me to make a statement about my future.”
“Discussions have not even started yet.”
We’re sure Michael is even more excited after today’s game, in which he is proving all over again that he can continue to score goals at the very top level.
Michael’s two goals now give him 12 goals for the season, and his brace will have impressed new England manager Fabio Capello, who has been watching Michael’s improved form with great interest.
The two goals and the win today have also set up Michael perfectly for his talks with Chris Mort about a new contract at the club.
We hope it can be signed very quickly. Michael has proved himself at Newcastle and deserves a new contract – that’s for sure.