Alan Shearer seems to have no worries that Newcastle will do better than just OK this season, in the Premier League.
Shearer talked to the Evening Chronicle today about the important game at Middlesbrough on Saturday:
“I honestly believe United can beat Boro on Saturday,” “And I’m certain they won’t go down.”
“I watched the match at Chelsea live in the Match of the Day studios and Newcastle were fabulous. Defensively they got everything right.”
“Of course they were never going to win that game. They got what they wanted. But they’ll attack Boro more, not play 10 men behind the ball. Boro aren’t as good as Chelsea.”
“With due respect, they don’t have players like Nicolas Anelka, Joe Cole and Frank Lampard to run at teams.” “Boro missed a barrow-load of chances against Bolton and their confidence won’t be the best.”
Shearer has always had unlimited confidence in Michael Owen and he again is backing Michael to get back on the goals trail, now he is fully recovered from his recent groin strain.
“Michael will always score goals,” “The secret of a natural finisher is that he’ll always go back, make the right runs.”
“A top striker is never afraid to miss because you know you can’t score every time but that given a couple of chances you’ll tuck one away.”
“I thought Michael’s performance when he came on against Wigan was typical of him and all finishers.”
“He missed one good chance close in and then buried another.”
Shearer has been really surprised at what’s happened in the Premier league this season, as he continued:
“It really is incredible,” “Last weekend not one of the top 10 teams won and not one of the top five scored a goal, which is a Premier League record.
“The top three are streets ahead of anyone else. Arsenal cannot be seen like that any more, but it’s dog eat dog with the rest.”
“Newcastle are certainly not one of the three worst teams in the division.” “They’ll get out of trouble. It’s just that with others winning as well it’s a bit of a struggle at the moment.”
We need a win on Saturday, all 3 points, that’s the bottom line. and probably the only thing Newcastle fans care about right now.
We’ve got to be in with more than a decent chance too, if we can play anywhere near the form of last Saturday.