Vurnon Anita is having a very good season so far, and there have been a number of times when he has come on as a sub, and then played extremely well, including against Chelsea on Saturday, and of course he was a starter in the side earlier in the season.
Vurnon Anita – in good form this season
Vurnon has given an interview to the local pres today, and he discusses the consistency that Newcastle have lacked so far this season, but Alan Pardew in his press conference today said that the side have been consistent in the game they have played since the Everton debacle – against Cardiff, Liverpool, Sunderland, Manchester City and Chelsea.
And the worst performance there of course was against Sunderland, but we were unlucky and could have easily won that game – but since the result is all that matters in these games, the Newcastle fans’ reaction to that was understandably negative – in fact very negative.
This is what Vurnon said today:
“After a good result, everybody is happy, but we must keep both feet on the ground, of course,. “We’ve got a tough game against Spurs on Sunday. We must work hard again to get a good result.”
“We must work hard to keep that consistency so we can win games.” “We’re working on that in training.” “We got a boost off the Chelsea game, but Spurs is going to be hard.
“They’re a very good team. We must work hard from the start to the end of the game.”
It’s certainly a test of this Newcastle side on Sunday, and history shows we haven’t won at White Hart Lane for five years, so it’s hardly a lucky ground for us, but on the positive side a draw would be a good result, and a win could see us thinking we may even be able to do very well this season in the Premier League.