The trials and tribulations of Newcastle fans can be put to rest tomorrow night, with a win against Arsenal at St. James’ Park.
Steven Taylor – used to the criticism
And if Newcastle can get all 3 points against the top London side, it will certainly raise the spirits of Newcastle fans everywhere, and a win is more than possible tomorrow too.
Newcastle defender Steven Taylor has given an interview today, and said there is a very good spirit in the squad, and although things may look as though Newcastle are in continual crisis t times, that’s not true.
And when you look at the performances of the lads on the pitch in pre-season, they’ve looked very good at times.
Steven believes the current high spirits within the squad will again have the team performing well next season, despite the doom and gloomers who are always just around the corner.
Steven talked about the game against Arsenal tomorrow to the Daily Express today:
“Although we know we will be going into it as underdogs, we are a group of friends and our spirit will get us through,”
“We are used to criticism. Every year it is the same so, for me, it is just the usual talk. But when we played Fiorentina we didn’t look like a club in crisis on the pitch.”
“Our tour to America could have put pressure on one or two, but we came through with everyone pulling for each other,”
“We do not have cliques. If we had a bigger squad there might be a danger of that, but we all enjoy each other’s company.”
With Kevin Nolan and Jose Enrique both gone, Newcastle must now move quickly to bring in a new left back and another striker, and presumably they are in talks right now with PSV, about their Dutch International left-back Erik Pieters.
Erik is a big pal of Newcastle’s goalkeeper Tim Krul, and the 23 year-old is said to be very keen to come to Newcastle, and we have to hope he will be arriving in the next couple of days.
And with only 19 days left in the summer transfer window, the Tyneside club must now move quickly and spend some money in the transfer market.