Alan Pardew gave his press conference this afternoon for tomorrow’s Capital One Cup tie against Leeds United at home, and if we can win that one, e will be through to the last 16 of the tournament – that would be good.
Alan Pardew - still livid about Saturday
Alan seemed to be a little bit somber during the press conference, but he said he will put out a strong side tomorrow night, but Paul Dummett and Sammy Ameobi will play and Alan said he was still livid about the performance last Saturday:
“Our fans want to win a trophy, they want to go to Wembley and see some silverware. So do I, trust me. I’ve come close before. I want to win something. This competition is one that over the last few years has been contested by the squads by clubs in the Premier League.”
“That is because we want to see what options we have for the league, and maybe that’s a little bit demeaning. We’ll have a strong squad, but there are one or two I want to look at, to see if they can push to be starters, the likes of Paul Dummett and Sammy Ameobi, who are knocking on the door.”
“This will be a team that makes up for a disappointing game on Saturday. I’m still livid about that result, so make no mistake, we will be at the races on Wednesday night.”
“The games, particularly in the FA Cup, have fallen when we have had terrible injuries both times. Fingers crossed that in January I have the sort of squad I have available now.” “There is no excuse for not winning tomorrow.” “It’s a home tie and, although it’s against a great club, we should win.”
Cheick Tiote will start the game as well as Dummett and Sammy Ameobi.
Alan Pardew again said that he was very disappointed by the performance and result on Saturday and he still hadn’t got over it, and he kept mentioning that in the press conference, but tomorrow night would be a good time to put that right.
And this is the very first home game in a domestic cup since he came to Newcastle, and he said he didn’t want to lose.
We have to get through against Leeds, otherwise it will be two defeats in a row – and by definition at Newcastle - that’s officially a crisis.
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