Alan Pardew has come out today and said that Newcastle have entered the Europa League to try to win it, and he has also said that two successive home defeats is simply unacceptable, for a club like Newcastle United
Alan Pardew – two home defeats unacceptable
Alan Pardew does not want to use the excuse of too many games being played this season, and he has struck a positive tone today in the local press, and the Newcastle manager had this to say:
“We have entered it to try to win it.” “That’s what we are trying to do so qualification is important.” “We didn’t have a philosophy to have it over and done with early.” “We just need to qualify.”
“We’re enjoying the Europa League.” “It’s the Premier League where we are slipping up.” “We have lost two home games which isn’t acceptable for us.” “We need to make sure we win.”
“It would also give us qualification so it is a big night for us.” “Southampton will probably have a day off then two nice training days leading into our game.” “For us it is a working day, it’s a game.”
“We get one recovery day and then Southampton so it makes it difficult for the squad and the staff to plan and it get it all right.” “But that’s the competition.” “We knew what it’s about so we have to do the best we can.”
Newcastle play Maritimo tomorrow night, and it seems like a win in that game will see us qualify in one of the two top places in Group D, and that would be a decent result, after losing three of our last four Premier League games at home.
But we also need to do well and play well at Southampton on Sunday afternoon, and try to get on a winning streak in the league.
Both the upcoming games are important for Newcastle for different reasons.
What do you think?
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