Yohan Cabaye will again captain the Newcastle side tomorrow in the absence of Coloccini, who remains in Argentina, as he tries to recover from those two broken bones in his back., and the game against Stoke City is another massive one for the Magpies.
Yohan Cabaye – Newcastle in a difficult position
And Yohan has today admitted the obvious – we are still in trouble with just 30 points from 28 games – and there are only four teams beneath us in the Premier League, although we are still 6 points clear of the third bottom club Aston Villa, and we have a much better goals difference – so that’s really 7 points clear.
There’s no doubt that the mood in the Newcastle camp is sky-high right now, after the great performance on Thursday night in Russia, but the task at hand now is to make sure we get the win tomorrow – and really nothing else will be good enough.
Just imagine what the mood would be tomorrow afternoon if we lose – however well we play.
This is what Yohan told the local press today:
“We’re in a difficult position – and it’s going to be tough.” “And at home we are going to have to win every game. “Unfortunately we lost at Swansea last weekend.”
“Now we’re still in danger.” “Against Stoke I hope we will do all the right things to win.”“They’re a difficult team to play but we must do everything for those three points.”
It looks like 40 points should be good enough to avoid relegation this season, so that’s a little more than three wins in our remaining 10 games, and hopefully we’ll be on 33 points at 5:00 pm tomorrow afternoon.
If we are not, then it’s going to continue to be worrying times for Newcastle, however well we do in Europe.
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