Newcastle go back to London tonight after being hammered by five goals in each of their two previous visits to London.
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And we remember that Alan Pardew said he was going to attack Tottenham in our last game in London, and we ended up four goals down after 34 minutes and lost the game 5-0.
Alan is again saying he is going for the win tonight, so let’s hope the lads play a better defensive game against a side who could go just one point behind Tottenham with a win.
This is what Alan said about the game:
“It affects my mindset in terms of do I want to win the game, but we’ve got to be in the game,”
“At Tottenham, we didn’t have a way back. We were dead and buried at half-time.” “We have to be in the game with ten or 15 minutes to go and, if we are, I won’t settle for a draw, for sure.”
“The Champions League, it’s a bridge too far for us with what I’ve got on the training pitch, but if we were to be fortunate enough to win – or good enough to win because one or the other is going to decide it – we will go to Norwich and see how we get on,”
“It’s a mini-season for us now,” “It’s an important game in terms of the Champions League because if we win we are going to be given a shout.”
“We haven’t really said about the Champions League but it’ll actually bury it – and that might not be a bad thing – if we lose or draw.: “If we win, we’ll get a lot more attention about it. If we lose, really it’s over then we can focus on ten games and the Europa League.”
“They have just been knocked out of the Champions League and maybe now they are focused on finishing in the top three or four,” “In the form they are in, we have got to be on our guard.”
The Gunners have scored 12 goals in their last two home league games, hammering Blackburn 7-1 and then Tottenham 5-2, so Pardew will know Arsenal are a team in top form.
Newcastle need to start picking up the points again because a defeat tonight would mean we have taken only 2 points from our last four games, but a win tonight in London will turn everything upside down.
If Newcastle can win they will still be in with a chance of finishing 4th top and a European Champions League place, and will be 8 points ahead of Liverpool, and will have beaten a top side in top form.
So we are hoping for the win – but a draw would be a good result.
What do you think?