It seems like all the Newcastle players are coming out today and saying how things are going to be just fine, after the disaster that was our game at Bolton on Sunday.
Peter Lovenkrands – we’ll be just fine
Fighting relegation is a new experience for Peter Lovenkrands going into Newcastle United’s daunting home game with mighty Manchester United tomorrow night. He spent 6 seasons at Rangers of course so he was always challenging for the league title with the Scottish side.
The Danish International tasted defeat for the very first time for Newcastle at Bolton Wanderers, after we had gained 5 points in our last 3 games, before Sunday’s defeat.
But it appears that Peter is far from convinced that Newcastle are going down to the Championship, as he told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I’ve never been involved in a relegation battle, and it’s a tough experience.” “Given the size of the club, it’s difficult to believe Newcastle are where they are.”
“But we just need to be positive and believe in our own game.”
“We need to get as many points on the board as we can over the next few games. ” “It’s going to be tough, but not impossible.”
Lovenkrands isn’t used to battling the drop, but he has played against Manchester United before, while he was on Rangers’ books:
“We played against them in the Champions League.” “We lost 1-0 at home, and we should have won the game, and lost 3-0 at Old Trafford, when we didn’t really have any chances.”
“We know they’re a good side, and this season they’ve been tremendous.” “It’s going to be difficult, but, for me, it’s exciting to play a team like that at St James’.”
“I just hope we come away with some points.” “We just need to dig deep and go in believing we can do it.”
“I think we can get something out of it if we just focus on our game.”
After the disappointing result and display at the Reebok Stadium on Sunday , Lovenkrands said:
“Looking over the Bolton game, we didn’t have many chances.”
“In the second half they came out and scored a quick goal, but I don’t think it was a fair result in the end if you look at the amount of pressing we did.”
“We should have at least taken a draw out of it.” “We worked hard to get back into it, but we didn’t get what we came for, so it was very disappointing.”
It’s difficult to see how we can get any points out of the game tomorrow night, but football can be strange game.
It will need Chris Hughton, Colin Calderwood, or even Joe Kinnear to get the lads inspired before tomorrow night’s game, then anything will be possible.
Even if somebody like Alan Shearer could come in, before the game, and give one of his little speeches, that would help.
But a defeat tomorrow night, and we will just have to being in an experienced manager, and hope they can get the job done, however much that will upset Hughton.
Otherwise this will be a very sorry season for Newcastle United.