Ben Arfa has been interviewed in the local press today, and he says Newcastle would like to win something for their fans, and he has also opened the door a bit about the dressing room was like after the second Sunderland defeat in a row, when we heard earlier in the week that Alan Pardew was not too happy with a number of his players.
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This is what 26 year-old Ben Arfa has said today in the local press:
“After Sunderland, we were disappointed. In the dressing room, it was terrible, because we knew how important the game was for the fans.” “It was important to play well. We feel for the fans.”
“For us, every game is about three points, but we know how important the Sunderland game was for our fans.” “Chelsea have started well, and Torres is coming back into form. He’s a massive striker.”
“He will be the most dangerous player against us.” “But I think we can win. We have a good team and good players.” “I think we can win – that is our objective.”
“It’s a big game because it’s Chelsea, but it’s the same as any other. It’s a game for three points.” “That is the most important thing for us.”
For Newcastle to lift the spirits of the Geordie fans is easy.
Go out there tomorrow against Chelsea, and play as though your lives depended on winning the game, which is exactly how the Sunderland players started the game on Sunday, and were 1-0 up after just five minutes.
If the lads can do that and win the game that would be fantastic, and if they can do that and lose, Newcastle fans will not complain too much, as long as every single player in a black and white shirt gives 100% for the cause, for the full 90 minutes.
It’s really as simple as that.