Kevin Nolan has been interviewed this morning and is hardly concerned about the number of goals he scores, just as long as Newcastle keep winning.
Kevin Nolan – only interested in winning
Kevin is one of the leaders at the Newcastle club, and he talked today about his goals:
“I must be the only midfielder in football to go through a goal drought!” “I suppose it is meant as a compliment to me because of the goals I scored earlier this season.”
“I am just pleased to get back on the score-sheet but more pleased with the win. It was important after winning so well on Wednesday (beating Coventry City 4-1) that we approached this game professionally.”
“It is a bit of a race to be top-scorer, but to be honest I don’t care.” “Everyone is trying to make something of the fact a midfielder is top-scorer now.”
“The strikers are all biting at me. I think it is more important for them to overtake me than for me to stay ahead of them.”
“I don’t want to put pressure on them, although I am sure they don’t like it, a midfielder having scored more goals than them. Mind you, they would say I have played a lot of my games up front.”
“I am just delighted to contribute to this team and, although it sounds sad, just winning games is what counts, not who scores goals.”
Kevin may not be the leading scorer for too much longer with both Andy Carroll and Peter Lovenkrands both on 10 goals, just two behind the Liverpudlian.
Preston manager Darren Ferguson has claimed the game was never a 3-0 win, but we think that was more for home consumption for the Lancashire club’s fans.
But Kevin Nolan nevertheless didn’t agree with Darren about that synopsis of the game:
“I cannot agree with Darren Ferguson’s assessment the scoreline flattered us.”
“Of course opposing managers will always have an opinion on the game, but we have sent a lot of them home with nothing.”
“I don’t think the score did flatter us, even though they had two half-chances. It was a professional job by us and we got what we deserved.”
But it’s good that the lads bang in those goals since we’d like to have the highest goal difference, because that’s essentially worth a point if teams are level at the end of the season.
But we hope it doesn’t even come down to that.