Newcastle captain Michael Owen has talked today to the Newcastle official web site, and is hoping to quickly get on the goals trail again next season.
Michael Owen – wants to immediately get back on goal trail
The 28-year-old striker, who has still to sign a new contract at the club, ended last season with a flurry of goals, with seven in his final nine games.
That was after Michael had been appointed captain by Kevin Keegan, and he seemed to play just great for the new manager, and certainly the fans finally started to warm to the England international.
Owen told the Newcastle club’s official website today:
“The end of the season was great. When I get into a rhythm and start playing regularly, it’s fine.”
“But since I have been here, it has been stop-start with a lot of injuries, and it is probably the first time in my career it has been like that.”
“I had a few niggly problems early on with hamstrings, but I have had big, major things since I have been here – it is six operations, I think, I have had and not one prior.”
“I finally got into a nice rhythm and you saw me score a few goals when I was in that rhythm, and that will continue as long as I get on the pitch and I am fine, and that’s the plan.”
Owen has not played too much for Newcastle in the 3 seasons he’s been at the club, but we have high hopes that he can be a key player, as we once again try to capture some success under Kevin Keegan.
Michael was so happy to have the responsibility of team captain, and produced some of his best games at Newcastle, as the team had to fight its way out of relegation, of all things.
“We had a good time of it last season, especially towards the end. There was a feel-good factor about the club and we were buzzing.”
“It is quite a small squad, but it’s a close-knit squad and a squad with a lot of quality, so it is a lovely honor to have.”
“To lead the team out is great and we had a great end of season, beating Sunderland 2-0 and having a cracking run.”
“Hopefully, we can start the season in the same vein as we ended last year.”
We hope that Michael will be all ready to go in 3 weeks time at Old Trafford, and we’ll need Michael to be at the top of his form this season, if we are to do as well as we want to – and need to.
Number one priority next season has to be to get back into Europe, so we can then have a better chance of attracting top-class players to the club next summer.