Iain Dowie has been coaching the Newcastle strikers for the last couple of weeks, in the hopes that Michael Owen will come through with some really important goals for the club, in the final six games of the season.
Michael Owen – needs to get back on goals trail soon
Michael has not scored since the 2-2 draw with West Ham on January 10th, and it does take the England striker a few games to get his full sharpness back.
But we need goals from Michael right now, when it matters, and great players score great goals when it really matters, as we witnessed last night from the great Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United.
Iain Dowie talked about Michael this morning:
“You only have to look at Michael Owen’s goal return this season to realize what a top player he is,”
“He is blessed with something I never had and that is a natural goal-scorer’s instinct and that doesn’t change.”
“He worked ever so hard for the team against Chelsea and at Stoke and you can see he is getting stronger and fitter the whole time.”
“It isn’t easy to come back from an injury and it normally takes a couple of games. It is a habit in this country to knock our sporting icons, which Michael has been for more than a decade now.”
“But he will always score goals if we give him the chances.”
Time is starting to run out a little, and Michael hasn’t scored for over three months now, so we have to hope his goals will start to flow again on Sunday. And the same goes for Oba Martins, who also hasn’t had a goal since he returned from his groin injury several games ago.
It was left to 20 year -old Andrew Carroll to rescue the side last Saturday, but the lads will need to be on their game, if we are to get the win we desperately need, at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
And it’s not like it’s impossible either, as we strolled home in last year’s same fixture 4-1. Oh, for another 4-1 win on Sunday!