Alan Pardew has come out and demanded the Newcastle players show a winning mentality form now on, and certainly for the remaining five games of the season.
Alan Pardew – Newcastle expects to win every game
As we said in our Match Preview, inconsistency has been the bane of Newcastle this season, but the lads must get themselves ready to put in a very good shift tomorrow afternoon at Bloomfield Road, and don’t expect a fighting Blackpool side to be easy to turn over, either.
Newcastle are on 40 points but have very few wins of late, in fact only a single win in the last 6 games, so they can correct that tomorrow afternoon.
For all the great play on Tuesday night Newcastle still only got a single point, but if they can reproduce that form tomorrow afternoon, then they should be able to wrap up all 3 points, against a struggling Blackpool side.
This is the message that Alan Pardew gave today – and it’s a good one:
“This Club sells itself,” “This is a big, big Club and one in which I am trying to install a winning mentality, where we expect to win every game.”
“We went out against Manchester United expecting to win – I know that, because of the way we started.”
“We got that message through and have got that message to the players.” “And if any player wants to come here then that is the mentality I want them to have.”
“We will be in the market to bring players in to this Club, but now is the time for making sure we stay in this division, because we haven’t done that mathematically yet.”
“Blackpool gives us our first opportunity to get to 43 points, and we want to take it.” “This team is good enough to be in this division and good enough for a top ten finish.”
“We have five games to prove that.”
Newcastle have five games remaining, and this game, along with the home games against Birmingham and WBA, are three games where the lads should be able to collect all 9 points.
Newcastle must start beating teams that are below them in the league table.
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