Joey Barton, the 28 year-old Newcastle midfielder grew up in Liverpool as an Everton fan.
Joey Barton – we must bounce back Saturday
But Joey knows Newcastle have to recover fast from their huge let-down against Blackpool and get some points in the bag on Saturday.
Joey has been in decent form this season so far, and hopefully he can have a good game in the engine room of Newcastle’s team on Saturday, although we fully expect some changes to be made by Hughton after last week’s dire result.
Barton said this morning
“I’m looking forward to it. We’ve got to try and bounce back after the defeat to Blackpool.”
“It’s not going to be easy, they had a good result against Manchester United last weekend and they are a very good team.”
“Everton is always a tough place to go, but we will go there believing we can get something out of the game.”
It’s going to be a test for the lads on Saturday, after the first real let-down of the season against Blackpool.
Yes, we were hammered by Manchester Unite in that first game of the season, but Newcastle will not be the only team outclassed at Old Trafford this season, and Saturday’s result was a game we should have won – there’s no doubt about that.
And no doubt Chris and the Newcastle coaches had the Blackpool game down for all 3 points, so we’ll have to start making up those points lost somewhere, and we can do that with a win on Saturday.
It will certainly not be easy, but it’s possible with Everton not currently playing anywhere near their best form, and we just have to hope that Chris and the Newcastle players go into the game looking for the win.