Alan Shearer has come out again to back his captain, Michael Owen, who is having trouble scoring goals these days.
Michael Owen – hasn’t scored a goal since January
But Alan knows what it’s like when you are a striker and then go therouh a dry spell.
The good news is once Michael does get his next goal, he’s likely to score more, once the load of expectation is off his back.
That’s also true with Newcastle winning, we need out first win for a while on Monday night, because that can then give the lads confidence they can go on and win two more games and hopefully be safe.
Alan talked about Michael Owen:
“When you are a center forward and you haven’t scored goals, you are going to get criticised. I know that. He knows that. He has had it before and he will have it again, but he can handle it.”
“Michael is fine about it because he has been in this situation before where people have asked questions of him and people will always ask questions of a goal- scorer when you go on a small barren run.”
“But it is up to ourselves to create chances, because we know that if we do create chances, then Michael will be there and Michael will score goals.”
“Creating chances has been a concern because we haven’t created enough in any of the three games I have been involved with and that is something we will try to correct on Monday.”
We need goals on Monday night and an early one would be just what the doctor ordered. With the atmosphere at St. James’ Park likely to be white hot on Monday evening, that could just happen, and it would be great if Michael sticks it in the net.