Joe Kinnear has come out today and said he is less than worried about Michael Owen’s goal drought right now.
Michael Owen – hasn’t scored in his last 4 games
The Newcastle United striker has gone four games without scoring, but in the first 20- minutes at the KC Stadium last Saturday, he could so easily have had a couple of goals, and put Newcastle in a great position to go through to the next round.
He was there for the chances, but only just missed in both cases, and on another day he would have converted both of them.
However , Joe Kinnear is not worried at all about Michael’s lack of goals, and is convinced the 29-year-old will soon start putting the ball in the back of the net again for the Magpies.
Newcastle have another important 6 pointer in the league on Saturday, when we take on West Ham, who are 3 points above us, and who have gone 5 games away from home without defeat – so that record is obviously due to be broken on Saturday. 😀
Joe said today:
“Michael did very well for us at Hull in a game that we could have won,”
“He got into some great positions and linked up well with Andy Carroll in our attack.”
“That’s all you can ask from your strikers – that they get into those positions.”
“Michael is a world-class striker – some weeks strikers score, and some weeks they don’t.”
Owen is top scorer with 9 goals this season, but with Martins and Viduka both out, the goal scoring is really down to Michael, although it wouldn’t surprise us in the least if 20 year-old local lad Andy Carroll gets his first senior goal for Newcastle on Saturday.
In fact the form of Andy will be one of the things that will be important for us against the Hammers, and the youngster, who is an England Under-19 regular, now has an excellent opportunity to show us just what he can do for his home town side.
We don’t think he will let himself or the fans down on Saturday, after his more than encouraging display last week.