Oba Martins wants wins against Middlesbrough and Stoke City, over the next two games, so the Magpies can start climbing that league table, in what is a fairly wide open Premier League this season.
Oba Martins – wants two wins on the trot
Oba told the Evening Chronicle today:
“All we need to do is win a couple of games in succession.” “And if we can do that in our next two now, we will move up the table, I am sure.”
“Six points takes you a long way in this division.” “You can go from being in the relegation area to near the teams challenging for Europe. It’s crazy, but that is the Premier League this season, so we still have so much to play for.”
“We are starting to improve in defense and we try hard not to concede any goals.” “We have proved that we can do it against one of the best teams in the world.”
“Not many teams will go to Chelsea and do that.” “You could go there and concede four or five goals.” “Now we have kept a clean sheet against a top team.”
“The aim now is to do it again and again.” “When you play against the best teams, you just have to help each other.”
“We showed we were a team.” “Sometimes it isn’t just about scoring goals, you have to drop back and help your team-mates.
“You need to close opponents down and stop them coming at you.” “We had the mentality that we couldn’t even concede one goal at Chelsea, and that worked.”
Probably the biggest key to Newcastle climbing up the league is our defense, and that’s why it was so pleasing to see Seb Bassong give such an accomplished and mature display at Chelsea.
And for sure Joe Kinnear will attempt to strengthen the defense in January, as he tries to bring in center-back Christopher Samba from Blackburn, and either Stephen Warnock of Blackburn, or John Arne Riise of Roma, to the Tyneside club.
But if we are going to start picking up wins we will need another strong performance from our defense on Saturday, and if we can do that – 3 points are possible, even if the score ends up at just 1-0.
All we want is all 3 points.