Michael Owen said after the game today that he had nothing to say about his contract at Newcastle, simply because Newcastle have not yet talked to him about a new contract.
That meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday.
Michael Owen – scores Newcastle’s first goal on his birthday
Michael talked to Sky Sports after today’s game in which Newcastle got their very first away win of the season.
Michael was asked about his contract at Newcastle, which runs out in the summer:
“Obviously, there’s a lot made of it,” “There’s quite a few players who are running out of their contracts. What do you want me to say?”
“None of us have been offered a contract so there’s no bad guys here, I’ve not refused anything.” “As soon as they speak to me obviously I’ll have more news for you.”
On Sunday Owen scored his third opportunist goal in the last two games for the Magpies, as he chipped beautifully over the onrushing David James, from a defense splitting pass from Argentine Jonas Gutierrez.
“If you keep a clean sheet then you’re always liable to nick one, then they had to come out a bit more and we managed to pick them off a bit.”
“To nick the first one was good, it was a great ball by Jonas (Gutierrez), the first touch was just a little bit heavy, I was stretching for it a bit.
“And then I managed to dink it over keeper but obviously I took a right clattering.””I thought he (James) was trying give me a broken leg or something.”
Another critical Owen goal, and it should have been two wins in a row for the Newcastle side, as Michael had us 2-0 up at home last Saturday with just 30 minutes to play, and we couldn’t hang on.
But the lads made up for that today with their first away win of the season.
What was that about Owen not being as good as he was? Michael now has 9 goals in 15 appearances this season.