Shola Ameobi, one of Newcastle’s most experienced players, has come out and said something that is needed and wanted this week.
Shola Ameobi – lads will still fight
Shola, who is a big and positive influence in the dressing room according to Alan Pardew, has come out today and said the lads will still be fighting like crazy after only getting a single point out of our last three games.
Those three games were very tough against teams all in the top six of the Premier League, and we conceded 7 and scoring just twice, while getting a single point.
And with the injuries Newcastle have suffered against Chelsea,
“It will be tough for us – but this fight and desire that people talk about has to come to the fore again.” “Whoever steps in has to bring everything they’ve got, but I am sure we will be all right.”
“We just have to stay together as a team. You will lose games, that’s a given – it is how we come back and how we respond.” “The manager was quite positive after the game.”
“The dressing room is still positive as well, we are in the position we are because we’ve done well this season.” “We have to remember what we’ve achieved, and now take that confidence forward to Norwich.”
“We have played the top three teams in a row and it has been a tough run for us.” “We have to take confidence from where we are at and our league position.”
Ameobi said that the lads and manager Alan Pardew were not too down after the 3-0 loss to Chelsea, and of course Shola came very close to scoring a wonderful goal for Newcastle when the score was just 1-0, but his thunderbolt hit the crossbar – and almost broke it.
A goal at that stage wopul;d have set the game up for Newcastle and no doubt Newcastle would have gone for the winner, as the 52,000 mad screaming Geordies would have been roaring them on to victory.
But Newcastle again didn’t have the tum opf the green but certainly the 3-0 scoreline was simply not representative of the closeness of the game against Chelsea.
But all that matters now is that Newcastle pick up significant points in the next four games against Norwich City, Swansea City, WBA and Bolton Wanderers.
How many points out of the possible 12 available do you think we’ll be able to manage?