Alan Pardew has talked today about his squad, and that the lads are felling the pressure but there is still a lot fo confidence in the group – which is very important.
Alan Pardew – players are confident
Alan Pardew was on the interview circuit yesterday, before tomorrow’s very important game against Liverpool, where our lads can lighten up the mood on Tyneside with a win – but we really need all 3 points tomorrow – and after all we have home advantage – and hopefully anohter sell-out crowd.
This is what Alan told the Shields Gazette.
“They feel a bit of pressure,” “It comes from having a very successful last season, and having a season at the moment that is far from that.”
“That’s the reality – there’s no hiding place from that. This is where you find out the character within in the group.”
“From what I’ve seen on the training ground this week, there’s a good sense we will be able to prove that with a good performance and three points.”
“The new French players are less affected, because they don’t quite understand how the feeling is or can be here,” “The most important thing is they look confident.”
“You look at West Brom and we had a difficult second half in terms of retaining the ball and adding pressure on them.” “But we still defended really well, and with some spirit. “
“In the first half we showed we haven’t lost confidence in the group.” “That’s an important factor when you are at the bottom of the league. We need to make sure we build on that.”
But the team still has everything to do in the last four games of the season and we have to fo better than we’ve done in the last seven league games where we have just two wins ans a draw top show for it – a paltry 5 points from the 21 available.
That’s pathetic, but there’s no excuses now since those games were played while we had games in the Europa League.
We need a win on Saturday – and if we cannot do that we have to puck up at least a point – a defeat would be another disaster.
Note – many thanks to those who filled out that questionnaire earlier in the week – this is the response I got from Bernic Gebhardt this morning – who is organizing the research on Premier League clubs at the Technical University of Munich, Germany in collaboration with Penn State in the US:.
Thanks a lot for your response. Newcastle fans are really energized, we have nearly 250 questionnaires filled out by Newcastle fans 😀
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