When Loic Remy was fouled by Marc Wilson after 43 minutes in the game against Stoke City yesterday, and Marc was sent off and we got a penalty, Loic Remy’s lack of goals continued as he hit the penalty too close to Sorensen in the Stoke goal, and the former Sunderland goalie saved it too easily – and Loic’s goal famine continued.
Loic Remy – looks like he just scored another goal
But it was only for a minute before the Frenchman swept home the Newcastle equalizer, via a deflection, and the on-loan striker was back on track with his 9th goal for Newcastle this season, and then he added another one in the second half, as Newcastle overwhelmed nine man Stoke City.
And Loic has talked to the press today, and it’s obvious he was getting just a little worried about his lack of scoring in the previous five games:
“It’s true, there’s a moment when doubts do start coming into your head, but I wasn’t too worried. I knew it would come.” “I wasn’t sure when it would come back, but I knew it would come. I play in this team and I get fantastic service. “
“People always give me great balls into the box, so I knew it would come straight back.” “It’s a good example for kids watching, that in adversity you have to be able to react, you have to be able to face up to these difficult times.”
“But I got those two good goals and hopefully over the rest of the season, I will be able to get some more.” “Given the context of the game – two men were sent off, they went down to nine men – we had to go out there, we had the chance and we took that chance.”
“But when you look at the match, we knew we really had to go out there and earn those points and that’s what we did.”"It’s true Arsenal’s Thierry Henry was one of my idols when I was growing up, and it’s quite a special match for me, I have to admit.”
“But you need to remember that every game is important for us, especially these massive games like on Sunday where you have got two really top teams going against each other.” “That’s where you see the best and the men sort themselves out from the boys, so it will be a good test for me.”
“I know it will be a battle, but I think we can go out there and it would be a fantastic Christmas present for Newcastle fans.”
Well reading what Loic has said there in that second last paragraph, Newcastle are a really top team – doesn’t Loic want to sign for a top team next month?
And Loic makes a good point there for any youngsters reading this blog, things are never easy in life and you always will face difficult times – but the test is how you handle the adversities – not the fact that you get them.
So some good philosophy and some good advice there from Loic – now to get him to sign permanently for Newcastle next month.
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