Shola Ameobi has come out today and said the Newcastle fans deserve a big effort from the Newcastle side through the end of the season.
Shola Ameobi – the man in the reinforced plastic mask
Newcastle are now 5 points above the relegation zone, and 6 points off 6th place, so the side are delicately positioned between possibly doing very well in the league, and on the other hand being dragged into the relegation fight.
And we still need to ensure we finish ahead of Sunderland in the league table, and the Black Cats have gone into a huge slump in the league with just a single point in their last 5 league games, so that’s some good news. 😀
Ameobi was disappointed with the Everton display last Saturday, as were most of the Newcastle fans we may add, and Shola had this to say today:
“It was a disappointing day against Everton, but we can’t let that get us down – our season can’t end here and now.”
“We’ve got four home games to go, and we have to look to give our fans a great finish to the season – that’s the least they are owed.”
“Four wins would be fantastic, and we know we’ve got enough quality to keep plodding on.”
“We’ve got a never-say-die mentality here, and that’s what has held us in good stead, not just at home, but away too.”
“The next game at Stoke’s going to be tough, but we’ll go there looking to win the game.” “I think that positive attitude can only hold us in good stead.”
Ameobi has hit 6 goals so far this season, and is third top striker at the club with Leon Best, who has come through big time this year, since he was given his big chance by Alan Pardew.
Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan is top scorer with 11 goals, along with the departed Andy Carroll.
Shola was asked whether he thought he could overtake Kevin on the goals trail, and this is what the Nigerian-born striker said:
“Every striker wants that on their books.” “Unfortunately, I’ve been out for a large part of the season, which isn’t great. But if I get a chance to start a few games.”
“I definitely want to help this team get safe, and I can do that by scoring a few goals.” “We’ll see what comes.”
“At the end of the day I’m out there. You just have to forget the ailment and what’s gone on, and just do your best.”
“It’s just frustrating. I knew as soon as he made contact that I’d broken it.” “Obviously, I had it seven years earlier on the other cheek.”
“I sort of knew that feeling, and it was very frustrating, but it was great that I was back three and a half weeks later, which wasn’t the case seven years ago.”
“I’m just looking to make the most of this.” “This is time I shouldn’t really have, so I have to do the best I can to make the most of any opportunity I get.”
Shola has a total of 68 goals for the Newcastle United club in an eleven year career, in which he has appeared 295 times for the Magpies, and in addition 6 times while on loan at Stoke back in 2007-2008.