Newcastle have shown in the last two games they Kinnear has put together a very good defense and we didn’t concede a goal, but on the other hand our attack has looked a little toothless, and we haven’t scored a goal either.
Joe Kinnear – pleased with the way things are going
Joe Kinnear however seems quite pleased with the way the team is playing but wants to see the side starting to get some goals again.
Joe talked to the Newcastle Journal today:
“I’ve been delighted with the defense, in fact I’ve been delighted with how things are going in general,” “We’re on a good little run at the moment and while it would have been nice to have turned one of the draws against Chelsea or Middlesbrough into a win we have a solid platform behind us ahead of the Stoke game.”
“We have kept two clean two sheets and have defended superbly. We would have liked to create a little bit more in those games and taken the chances that we did, but that was away from home and we have already shown we are a dangerous side going forward at home.”
“We’ve scored two goals in every home game since I’ve been manager, that’s eight goals in four games and we have always looked a threat going forward. We know we have the players who will score goals at this level.”
“What we need to do against Stoke is combine those two elements into our performance and I’m confident we can do that. I’ve got a good feeling about the game on Saturday because the confidence is back in the side, we’re well organized and we’re fighting for each other, that’s the basis of a pretty good football team.”
All three points on Saturday would be an excellent result for the lads, because we’re still 4th bottom of the league, and we need wins to get up that league table.
Hopefully we’ll be good enough to do just that.