Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan says that over the next five years the famous Newcastle United club must regain its place among the Premier League top clubs, and qualify for European competition.
Kevin Nolan – fans must stick with the team
That’s a good goal to aim for, but some of us are still a little shocked at the way we were torn apart just a couple of nights ago in Manchester, but of course you always have to look forward – it’s got to be onward and upward.
It’s always good to be positive, but it has to be wrapped in reality, and we were miles behind the Red Devils on Monday night.
Kevin has admitted that Newcastle underperformed against Manchester United, but thinks that some aspects of the 3-0 defeat are things the players can take heart from.
This is another interview Kevin has given this morning, as he tries to bring the side together and keep the fans behind the lads:
“We have to keep moving forward together and that will take time, but this club has to get back to where it belongs, amongst all these big clubs in the Premier League,”“We are not talking Champions League maybe, but in the next five years we have to be back in contention, in the Europa League and working to get ourselves back where we belong for a club of this size and stature.”
“We can’t get too carried away with what happened last year and we realise this is a whole new challenge.” “I don’t think we have been on a level with Man Utd for many, many years, so we have to bear that in mind.” “It was always going to be a tough day and we knew that before kick-off but I felt for half an hour we played well and had the best chance.” “It wasn’t to be and we have got to take the good bits on to Sunday (against Aston Villa).”
“We certainly won’t play a better team this year, so we are reasonably happy.” “There are 38 games this season and this was probably the toughest we will have.” “Although some players under-performed we have got plenty of time to put that right.” “The fans have to stay with us and be patient. Together as a united Newcastle we will achieve what we need to achieve this season.”
We expect Kevin to be a leader of the club this year, and he’s certainly a real captain, unlike the one we had when we were relegated – Michael Owen – who is saying some daft things now at Manchester United- and almost seems to have become his own biggest fan.
Reality and a positive outlook is what we need, and from the comments on this site since the Red Devils defeat, it would appear that most fans know where the club are right now, and improvements need to be made, and that’s also tempered with some patience.
But as always, the Newcastle fans are still right behind the players.
That’s something that can only help the team as they enter one of their toughest seasons, back in the top English league, and the top football league in the world.
We have to look forward to improvements on Sunday, and a win in that game would be fantastic.
Howay The Lads!!