24 year-old Vurnon Anita had another good game on Saturday against the Saints, and finished up second in our voting for Man of the Match, but he could still be benched on Saturday at Selhurst Park, to make was for Yohan Cabaye, who will return from serving a one match ban for picking up 5 yellow cards.
Vurnon Anita – played well on Saturday
Newcastle are in sixth place in the Premier League, but 4 points behind 5th placed Everton, so while we cannot improve our league position this Saturday, we can still get all 3 points.
Anita has been interviewed on BBC Radio Newcastle today, and was asked if we can stay in the top six in the league:
“We hope to.” “If we continue like this it’s certainly possible, and we must believe it as well, that we can end up in the first six.”
“If you believe it, you can achieve it.” “We’re very happy at the moment but I think it’s also good to keep both feet on the ground and keep on working hard. In an instant, it can change.”
“I think maybe it’s even tougher (than previous games),” “They really need the points and it’s going to be a big battle, so we must be ready for it, then we can try and win the game.”
Crystal Palace are much improved under Tony Pulis, and have won two of their last three league games, both at home, so there’s no doubt it’s going to be a difficult encounter on Saturday.
But after only drawing at home to Southampton, Newcastle need to get back to their winning ways at Selhurst Park on Saturday – that’s really the bottom line.
What do you think?
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