There’s no doubt that Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul is looking forward to the Manchester City game on Sunday.
Tim Krul – atmosphere will be electric
And we think there will be lots and lots of Manchester United fans watching that game, as it seems the key to them potentially winning a 13th Premier League title, since its inception in the 1992-1993 season.
The key is that Newcastle can beat Manchester City in the second last game of the season.
This huge game kicks off at 1:30 pm on Sunday, and the Manchester United game at home to Swansea is the 4:00 pm game, so the Red Devils will know what they have to do, and if they have a chance to overtake their Manchester neighbors.
Tim Krul is one of the many players who have come through so well under Alan Pardew this season, and the top goalkeeper thinks the atmosphere on Sunday will be electric at St. James’ Park – he’s right there:
“It’s going to be electric on Sunday. We’ve had Man United and Sunderland there, and I’m sure the fans will generate the same atmosphere as they did in those two games. That will make teams crumble, hopefully.”
“We’ve beaten a lot of the top teams already this season and it’s now a huge game on Sunday. City are challenging for the League and we’re going for the Champions League.” “It’s not going to be easy, so we’ll keep our feet firmly on the ground.”
“Two games to go and one point off the top four – it’s incredible.” “It’s so close now. At the start of the season we couldn’t have dreamed of being in contention for the Champions League at this stage of the season.”
“What a feeling to walk away with a 2-0 win at Chelsea. The confidence is back and bring on City.” “I know United fans will be rooting for us. City is a fantastic team. They beat us 3-0 at their place. They have fantastic players.”
“But we’re there and as long as we’re solid we’ve got Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba up front and Hatem Ben Arfa, who can make things happen.” “I wouldn’t feel any guilt if we stopped City from winning the title.”
“We’re fighting for our position and to be where we are is an incredible achievement.” “But our only worry at the moment is Sunday. City at home, and then Everton away.”
“They’re not games you’d say were easy wins. We’ll worry about the Champions League final later.”
Newcastle will concentrate right now on a game plan to beat City – but they will need to be at the same level the lads showed at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, to to get anything out of this game.
And we cannot have any of the Wigan malaise present, if Newcastle are to win their last two games and give ourselves a chance to get in the Champions League – at least a couple of seasons ahead of plan.
It’s between three teams for the 3rd and 4th place in the league, with Arsenal one point above Tottenham and Newcastle on 66 points, and Newcastle need the points, because our goal difference is inferior to the other two – by a long way.
Arsenal is the only game on Saturday, with the Gunners hosting Norwich City in a 12:45 pm kick-off.
But a Newcastle win on Sunday and a win in our last game of the season at Everton, could well see Newcastle in the top four for the first time since 2003.
And we know miracles are possible - Newcastle have already proved that this season.
Howay The Lads!!