Joe Kinnear thinks that if Michael Owen stays at Newcastle United, he will soon be back in the England side, because Joe thinks England manager Fabio Capello has only watched Owen when he has been returning from injury, and was never at his best.
Joe with Michael – a good pair for Newcastle
Kinnear thinks signing long term for Newcastle can help Owen earn an international recall for England:
“If he does stay, it can help him get back into the England team,” “He is looking sharp, scoring goals. It will not be long before he is in the England side. Fabio (Capello) has said he will come and have a look at him.”
“The problem has been that when they have had a look, he has not been at his best, always coming back after being injured and he has had disappointing matches.”
“I do not think in my time I have seen England selectors up here. They have not seen him at a home game. If they did, he would have every chance of being picked because he has got fitter, better and stronger.”
Joe is nothing if not very straight and truthful.
Michael Owen is not past his best, and although he may have slowed down a little (maybe), he’s still a terrific player, and still one of the most natural goal-scorers England has ever produced in their long history.
And Fabio Capello is no fool, and a top class manager, and as long as Michael gets fully fit again – both physically and match fit – he’ll be in the England squad again – no doubt about it.
A good run in the Newcastle side in the new year will prove that Michael is still one of England’s top players, without a shadow of doubt. And since we expect him to stay at Newcastle, that’s got to be good news for Newcastle fans.