It’s good today to hear 21 year-old fit again Danny Guthrie speak some truth and take some responsibility for Newcastle’s plight this season.
Danny Guthrie – players’ responsibility for Newcastle plight
Danny Guthrie has today insisted that it’s Newcastle’s players – and not the management or coaching staff – who must take the responsibility for the club’s plight right now.
Danny is a good young lad, and an excellent prospect, and he is set to return from injury for the game against Chelsea on Saturday, April 4th. Danny says that it must be the players on the field, who can get Newcastle out of their relegation quandary.
Guthrie has already played under three managers since joining the Tyneside club only last summer, and he firmly believes the players can pull Newcastle to safety, if only they apply themselves in the right way.
Danny said today:
“It’s the players who go out there on a match day, whatever anyone says,” “For me, what was going on behind the scenes didn’t affect me. We went out there as fit and as well-prepared as if nothing had happened.”
“So I think it is up to the players to take responsibility for results on the pitch.” “There’s eight games left and a lot of points to play for, but it doesn’t look good when you look at the table. We’ve got a lot of hard games as well.”
“But we’re more than capable of getting ourselves out of it – and it’s about time we got out there and do it.” “No one’s heads have gone down.”
“It hurts when you lose games, and the hardest thing to do is to pick yourselves up, but that’s what we’ve got to do and get ready for the Chelsea game.”
“We’ve got a lot of experienced players in the dressing room, which helps. You can turn to them and they have been there, seen it and done it.”
Guthrie joined Newcastle from Liverpool last summer for just £2M, and has turned out to be a bargain for the Tyneside club, as he’s already more than a good player.
Of course with Danny’s former team-mate at Bolton Wanderers, Kevin Nolan, joining Newcastle in January, there is now considerable competition for places in Newcastle’s central midfield.
“I feel fine. There are no problems with the injury. I need to get sharpness back, but I’ll do that with training and matches.”
“There is a reserve game (against Manchester United at St James’ Park on Monday) that I’ll play in, and hopefully I can pick up where I left off.”
It’s really good to hear one of our younger, less experienced players come out and say what really is the truth. Because it has to be the play of our footballers on the pitch that will save our season, if anything is to save it.
And that type of play has to start against Chelsea, and we don’t care how good they may be, we must go for the win – and go all out for it too.
That’s the only way we can do it – fortune favors the brave.