Oba Martins had a long talk with new Newcastle manager Alan Shearer yesterday at Newcastle’s Darsley Park training ground, and let’s hope the two men now have a better mutual understanding of each other.
Oba Martins – has much to prove after pulling out of Stoke game
Oba came up with a niggling groin problem that prevented him from playing at Stoke on Saturday, and certainly Alan Shearer was not too pleased after practicing three up front all week in practice.
The news is that Alan could have been planning to play 3-4-3, as he tries to get more firepower up front, so we can score goals and then maybe even win some games.
There will be no internal punishment for Martins, but he will now have to prove he has the team at heart, and now get some goals for Alan Shearer for the remainder of the season. It’s not good to get on the wrong side of Alan Shearer, as Oba will have already found out.
Oba talked about it today:
“I understand why the manager was frustrated because he had to change his plans,”
“But I woke up in so much pain that I knew I could not give 100 per cent, so I decided I couldn’t play.”
“I didn’t want to let the team down and, with so many important games coming up, I needed to think about staying fit for the future.”
It seems like Martins has had the niggling groin problem for weeks, which is rather surprising since he was operated on the world’s top groin surgeon in Munich, Germany, Dr Ulrike Muschaweck, and she has a first class record. If it is still bothering him then maybe he should have a quick trip over to Dr. Muschaweck, let her take another look, because if she cannot fix it nobody else can.
Oba has scored 27 goals in 82 appearances for Newcastle, but like Michael Owen, he has been very quiet lately, and has not stepped up to the plate with any goals over the last several games.
We need these big players on huge salaries to start producing for the Newcastle club, and if they do we will be safe, but time and games are running out.
A 4-1 win again on Sunday at White Hart Lane, would be very nice, thank you very much. We wonder what the chances of that are?