Viduka Disappointed with Draw

Mark Viduka talked today about Saturday’s game and was disappointed the team didn’t end up with all 3 points.


Mark Viduka – wanted all 3 points

Mark talked to the Evening Chronicle today:

“We were happy to come away with a point in the end, but we were a bit disappointed with the way we played.” “I think from the start we didn’t play as fluently as we’d have liked.”

“Considering the score was 2-0, though, we came back well and showed some character. We didn’t lose the game and that’s great, but we are disappointed not to have won the match.”

But with players like Viduka, Owen and Oba Martins in the team this Newcastle side will always be able to score goals, like the Kevin Keegan teams of old at Newcastle.

And score we did with a wonderful opportunist goal from that man, Martins. Oba put us right back in the match with his great goal.

Viduka added:

“I wouldn’t like to think we were complacent.” “Maybe it was a subconscious thing. The conditions out there were very hot. We haven’t played in heat like that for a long time.”

“Maybe it got to us, but in the first half we weren’t at the races.”

There are just two game left in the season now, and both teams are in the top 5. Next Monday we play Chelsea at home and then the following Saturday we are away to Everton.

Viduka continued:

“West Ham played very well, but we got a point and we can look ahead to Chelsea now.”

“It’s a big game, but we want to go out in front of our fans on a high.”

It would be really good if we can finish the season without being beaten in our last two games. Indeed two wins is what we should be aiming for to try to rescue what has been a terrible season for both the club and the fans.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • Nasher

    Apr 28, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #1

    One step at a time duke

  • Whumpie

    Apr 28, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #2

    It’s almost reasuring to see a bit of a dip in form but still get a point. Let’s face it no team has gone without that this season, and it’s the ability to still come away with something that separates the top teams from the rest. The fact that Pieduka and others still aren’t happy is great.

    I think it’s also confirmed what many – including KK – have been saying, which is that the 4-3-3 may work for a while against certain teams, but it takes a lot more to get into the European places.

    The main thing for me that encapsulates the way this season has gone is this: ain’t it great to be looking forward to a visit from a top-4 team??

  • ScottyT

    Apr 28, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #3

    agree whumpie.. 4-3-3 wont always work which is why it is essential to keep the players we need for a 4-4-2 formation. i.e. milner duff etc.

    4-3-3 is still working atm though and beye is attacking the right hand side brilliantly with enrique improving down the left. so keep with 4-3-3 for the moment as we are still unbeaten with it and its great to see all our strikers contributing goals! all 3 gr8 players.

  • Leo

    Apr 28, 2008 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #4

    well its good that he would be disapointed, it means he wants to do well and win games. i wouldnt be happy if he said, what a good game we played and fully deserved a point….

  • Eric

    Apr 28, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Good to hear Viduka is getting his sense of humour back. I think he will, along with Smith, Butt and Barton, be in the squad next season. With two or three quality additions (I do not see any big names coming) we can do very well. It would be lovely to pull off a brilliant next season so all NUFC fans can stick two fingers up to the prima donnas who turn us down. Lovely, lovely, how lovely that would be.

  • Tripp

    Apr 28, 2008 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Given the size of the squad and this apparent difficulty in signing players, I doubt we’ll see many players leaving this season. Which may be a good thing as KK won’t have to start over with his training regimen.


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