Newcastle have scored 4 goals in their last two friendly games, but weâ€™ve also created many more chances.
Kevin Keegan – pleased with last two performances
When you consider most of our strikers were missing during pre-season, the performances are not too bad, and certainly manager Kevin Keegan seems to have been pleased with Newcastle’s performances in the last two home games against PSV and Valencia.
Kevin talked to nufcTV yesterday:
“We went to Mallorca and played two games and it was a little bit disappointing not to score, although they were makeshift sides we put out,” “But we have come back to St.James’ and suddenly created lots of chances.â€
“We drew 2-2 with PSV but created four or five chances that we should’ve taken and it was the same against Valencia.â€ “You are never going to take them all but when you do you will have a great day.â€
“I would take that every match this season, scoring two goals and taking our chances that the defence can keep the opposition down to nil or one.â€Â “We’ve still got a few strikers to come back in and I’m confident that going forward we will create lots of openings this season.”
That’s certainly what we want to see this season, as the team must look to win more games than they lose.
We are still missing Mark Viduka and Andy Carroll, and Michael Owen will have a behind the scenes friendly on Thursday, to get him ready for Old Trafford.
But that’s not the best way to start a season for Michael unfortunately.
However, we will still need some kind of result on Sunday, so we can make a decent start to the season.