Alan Shearer has no doubt that Monday night’s bottom of the table scrap with Middlesbrough, is the biggest game of his career.
Alan Shearer – biggest game oif his career
Alan Shearer has played in FA Cup finals and has been captain of England in European Championships, and has played in the European Champions League so we know Alan has played some massive game in his fantastic career.
But Alan is making a statement to his players and he hopes they will realize just how important this game is for Newcastle United. Quite honestly we still have our doubts about some of out players.
Shearer told Newcastle United TV earlier in the week, that the losers of the game probably find themselves in the Championship next season, and that seems very true.
Alan has come out and said today:
“This is the most important game that I have been involved in, and that includes my time as a player.”
“I’ve been involved in huge games in my time but this is the biggest.” “I don’t have to tell the players that this is one hell of a football match.”
“The stakes are massive.” “There is a tremendous amount of pressure but we’re looking forward to it.”
This is the way Alan approached the Portsmouth game, but by saying just how important the game is could back-fire on some of our players, because the game may be too much for them.
It’s true that we’ve been less than impressed with some of the guts shown by some of our players, even since Alan arrived.
And as we’ve said before, great players play great when it matters, and a good recent example of that is the goals that Cristiano Ronaldo is scoring for Manchester United right now – he got a couple in the second leg of the semi-final of the European Champions League this week, and he keeps producing in the big games – when it matters.
Love him or hate him, this boy produces the goods in the big games.
It was no surprise he was selected as the world’s best player last year, and great players have to show their talents when it really counts – and it counts more than ever right now for the Newcastle United Football club – make no mistake about that.
The fact we are still having trouble, with just 3 game to go and have scored just one goal in 5 games, tells you something about our current playing squad, and it’s not good. That’s why we think Alan will decimate the squad in the summer, whichever league we end up in.
We’ll win nothing with this current bunch, and they may even take us down this season.
But hey, we’d be more than happy to be proved wrong on Monday night – so show us what you’ve got and what you are made of – please!
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