After a disappointing game on Monday night when Michael Owen missed the best chance of the night on 63 minutes, the Newcastle captain has talked to the Daily Telegraph this morning.
Michael Owen – win our home games
With the Newcastle games now a week apart every time, a bad result means we have a week of doom and gloom until the next game. It’s a little bit like Chinese water torture – a little but more bad news every week – boy if only we could get a win we could see ourselves maybe even saving the season.
Newcastle United captain Michael Owen has come out with the obvious and said we must win our two home games for any chance of survival – but we were saying before the Portsmouth game we had to win our last three, and we haven’t done that.
Michael told the Telegraph:
“I’m aware that next week we go to Liverpool and that we finish at Aston Villa and if we get some points from those games then of course we will grasp them.”
“But being realistic it’s the home games against Middlesbrough and Fulham that are our major focus now.” “Whatever the league table looks like after the weekend fixtures, everyone here is really positive about our chances for we have home games against teams we would like to think we can win against.”
“We understand the criticism we have received for we are where we are in the table, but we also know for a fact that we are a better team than we are showing on a regular basis.”
We all know that the Newcastle fans are waiting for Michael to score some goals, which he hasn’t done in the last nine games, and has just one goal this year.
If he or Martins can get just a single goal it will do wonders for them and wonders for the team. But the player we think is really important up front for us is Mark Viduka, not only because he can score, but he’s doing a good job at setting up both Martins and Owen, and it was he who brilliantly set Michael clear on Monday night in the second half.
If Owen had put the ball in the net the stadium roof would have come off after 63 minutes. But we’re sure the hierarchy at Newcastle would have been only too willing to repair the roof after the game, given all the money that’s at stake in saving ourselves from relegation – not to mention a little thing called pride.
The person we empathize with greatly right now is Shearer, who is trying to solve an almighty mess at Newcastle, and he seems left holding the bag, yet had nothing to do with the creation of this almighty mess.
But we all have to remain as positive as we can until the end of the season, because it’s still possible to survive – isn’t it? 😀
Alan Shearer’s strong character and undying commitment to Newcastle United is needed now more than ever at the club, and that becomes even more true if Newcastle are relegated.
Howay The Lads!! we can still do it.