Steven Taylor must have been reading some of Nicky Butt’s comments this morning, because he’s a little more blunt than usual.
Steven Taylor – speaks more bluntly than usual
Steven talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning:
“Joe came in and took the pressure right off everyone. He spoke his mind. The problem with football these days is that some people don’t like hearing the truth. It’s a big problem,”
“People started praising him and when I joined up with the Under-21s the lads there were impressed with how Joe went about his business. People are too scared to hear the truth.”
“I laugh off any criticism I have. The next game you can go and play a blinder and they won’t be saying things about you then. If people start getting upset about ratings and that sort of stuff they have a problem.”
“Fans have a right to have a go. They pay the money and they want a say. It gives them more involvement. And with Newcastle fans at the moment, they haven’t had too much to shout about.”
Steven had one of his better games last week, and he rightly feels today that Newcastle must not be afraid of Arsenal.
While we are catching the Gunners just after they have struck a rich vein of form, and with Russian Andrei Arshavin playing well in their side already, we still need to go looking for that win, to save our season.
“These type of games against the likes of Arsenal are massive games, but if you go into it thinking you aren’t going to win there’s no point in playing,”
“We know we are in a relegation fight. We cannot put a foot wrong now.” “The big sides who are coming to St James’s Park need to have points taken off them but we must make sure we are beating the teams in and around us.”
We need the defense to be very solid today, so it gives the lads the opportunity of maybe getting a goal or two and the win. If we are to win we may need something special to happen, like another goal from Steven perhaps.
A draw would be OK today, but that will hardly lift us out of joint 3rd bottom of the league. 🙁
And wherever we end up today, we’ll stay there for 2 weeks, because of the upcoming International break.