Michael Owen didn’t think the team played particularly well on Saturday, and even thought that Newcastle were a little lucky to be 2-0 up at half time.
Newcastle captain Michael Owen – we need to turn draws into wins
Owen has also given his backing to Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear, who has steadied the ship at Newcastle, although we are finding it hard to win games and get those all important three points, with just two wins in Joe’s 10 games in charge of the side.
Michael talked about Joe today:
“He has come in and has had a steadying influence on the club and has done really well. We’re quite hard to beat.”
“We’ve had a lot of draws and if we can turn those into wins we’ll be on the right road.’”
Michael will be waiting, like the rest of us, to see if Kinnear can indeed strengthen the side in January, and get the transfer funds he needs to do that.
Joe and Dennis Wise certainly seem to be preparing to get some new players into the club early in January, and even if some of them are loan deals, that’s good too.
Michael showed his worth to the club on Saturday, with two excellent opportunist goals, and maybe we didn’t deserve to be two goals ahead at half time, but when you have a striker like Michael to get us the goals, that’s always possible. That’s one reason why he’s so important for the team.
Coach Chris Hughton was also full of praise for Michael following the game on Saturday as he told the press:
“All I can say about Michael Owen today is I thought he had an excellent game generally, not just the goals that he scored.”
“And the two goals that he did score were typical Michael Owen goals.”
Next up is Portsmouth, and to be truthful, we have no idea how the lads will play at Fratton Park, but we’ll be hoping for a win of course.