Joe Kinnear has always attacked the opposition at home, and while he has been a little more cautious away from Tyneside, the lads are nearly always going for the win in the second half, even when they’re not at St. James’ Park.
Joe Kinnear – taking the training at Newcastle
Joe promises to have the lads attacking from the start on Sunday against a good Spurs side, who are nevertheless weakened by a number of injuries.
Joe told Sky Sports today:
“We have gone cautious away from home (but) we have always gone straight for it, we have always played four or five attacking players in the home matches.”
“But that has always been my philosophy anyway. If you are at home, you are expected to win, and we will continue to do that.”
“But we have been causing our own problems by conceding late goals. In the past two home games, it has been the 90th minute each time.”
“But again, that was individual errors and we have sharpened up on that.” “The players are aware now of what their duties are and what responsibilities they have to see the games out, and we haven’t done that in the previous home games.”
Tottenham have improved immensely under new manager Harry Redknapp, but Newcastle are also playing much better under Joe Kinnear, and have a 5 game unbeaten streak going, and have yet to be beatebn at home under Kinnear.
So it should be a good game between two sides who were propping up the league earlier in the season, before both brought in their current managers, who have both done extremely well.
“I’m sure after the victory last week, everyone will be in a better frame of mind.”
“Not many teams will put three past Portsmouth down there – it’s a tough place to go.”
“We are on a decent run now and it gives us confidence for our next game against Tottenham on Sunday.”
It should be a fairly even game on Sunday, but because of the injuries Spurs have at the moment, we must have an excellent chance of getting two league wins on the trot, for the first time this season.
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