When the team is in trouble – and there’s no doubt at all that Newcastle are in trouble, and probably in more trouble than we d like to admit, what you don;t want to hear is players criticizing the style of play of the club or criticizing the manager.
Demba Ba – criticizes Newcastle’s style of play
But as things get worse in any situation that starts to happen, and it’s the first sign of the unraveling of a team.
And sadly today Demba Ba has come out and criticized the style of play of Newcastle, and has again said that Arsenal are an attractive side.
The comments were made by Ba on french TV program L’Equipe du Dimanche, and he had this to say about the style of play Newcastle are playing at the moment:
“I’m not happy when the team does not create anything.” “Fans come to see beautiful games with beautiful actions and not long balls from the goalkeeper to the striker.”
However, many supporters are also not happy with the way Newcastle are playing – as they just pump the ball up-field and into the box at most opportunities.
The news is that Demba Ba will only leave for Newcastle in January for Champions league football, and the fact that Arsenal are said to be keen on the striker doesn’t make it any easier for Newcastle fans.
But Demba Ba refused to comment on his future, and he was asked about all the reports that he will be leaving Newcastle next month:
“Journalists just do their job.” “They know Arsenal need strikers, they know a release clause is inserted in my contract, so they make speculations.” “I don’t really want to comment on that, because there hasn’t been any contact, clearly, but it is true Arsenal are a very attractive club.”
“I’ll do what I have to do in Newcastle and if I have to leave I will move all this stuff out.” “For now, though, it’s not in my mind.” “Next Saturday against QPR, if we make mistakes the fans will become more demanding.” “If we play like we did against City, we should win.”
“Don’t forget it was the champions we played last Saturday.”
Newcastle need to beat QPR this Saturday and another defeat could see the situation at Newcastle become a lot worse very quickly, because if we cannot beat QPR at home – who can we beat.
This thing could all be turned around by Newcastle winning on Saturday and putting in an impressive display – but we think the writing is on the wall that Demba Ba will leave Newcastle next month – and probably early in the month too.
That’s unless Demba Ba fails his medical or teams are put off having to pay high wages for a player who has a dodgy knee.
It Ba leaves next month that would be tragic for the Magpies.
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