53 year-old Pundit Alan Hansen, the former Liverpool and Scotland stalwart, has said today that captain Michael Owen is the player who can fire Newcastle to safety this season.
Alan Hansen – Owen can be savior for Newcastle
Alan was a 6’2″ commanding center-back, and played for Liverpool 620 times from 1977 through 1991, before becoming a football pundit, who works currently with Alan Shearer.
Alan talked today about how he thinks Michael Owen, now fit again , can save Newcastle this season:
“Newcastle are a massive club but they certainly aren’t too good to go down.”
“It’s been a real rollercoaster season for them with managerial change, disputes with the owner and injuries, but one thing that could see them safe is the return of Michael Owen.”
“Michael is a natural born goalscorer, and when you find yourselves at the wrong end of the table, you need someone who can take their chances.”
“In Michael, Newcastle have a player who knows exactly how to put the ball in the back of the net.”
“He too has suffered from his fair share of injuries, but if you had to count on someone to fire you out of trouble, there’s no doubt it would be Michael Owen.”
We don’t always agree with what Hansen says, but we sure hope he’s right here, and quite honestly that’s why Michael Owen is paid so much money at the club, around £110/week by all accounts, so he can deliver in times like these.