In his press conference today an upbeat Alan Pardew fielded questions from the local press, and it seems the manager is hoping for some good results in the next three games, and if we can do well against Tottenham away, and then Norwich and West Brom at home then we should be in a decent place in the Premier League, and above our current 9th place.
Alan Pardew upbeat and confident
Alan fielded many questions and he pointed out Newcastle are in a good position right now, with a lot of our players in good form and top players like Hatem Ben Arfa and Papiss Cisse not being able to make the starting line-up at the moment.
This is some of what Alan had to say in his press conference today:
“There are a lot of clubs who would envy our position as we sit here today, and we have to always think that our glass is half-full rather than half-empty, which I think sometimes we do up here.” “I think we are in better shape that we have been given credit for.”
“But this week, I have seen a lot more positive press about our players, who have been terrific. We have had some great performances.” “This is the end of a difficult period, in my view, of games for us because then we have got two home games, and it could put us in a great position if we get a win against Spurs, or a draw even, so it’s an important game for our league position.”
“Again, we are going up against a very accomplished manager and a very, very strong team at a venue where we haven’t had good results, so therefore it’s something we want to put right.” “They will be hoping for a similar reward from their guys.”
“It’s early days at the moment, but it’s so far, so good for them.”
It’s interesting that Alan even reads some of the reports that are put out these days, given some of the criticism he gets, but he must read them and has read a little of the euphoria over just how well our lads played against Chelsea, and make no mistake the team were simply fantastic in that second half.
Of course in the past Newcastle usually follow a very good performance with a poor performance in the next game.
So that’s the challenge, but if we can put in a good performance again at White Hart Lane on Sunday, then Geordie spirits will continue to rise.
And in case it’s not clear – that’s definitely what we want to see. 😀
Howay The Lads!!