The stand-in Newcastle captain Cheick Tiote is having a very good season, and Cheick is in Abu Dhabi with the rest of the squad, and we suppose they are expected back on Tyneside at the end of the week.
Cheick Tiote – we can make Europa League
Newcastle will then play at Norwich City next Tuesday night and then we play Sunderland at home, and we';re hoping we can even get two wins out of those games.
This is what Tiote said in the local press today:
“At the moment we are in a good position.” “We are happy because last year it was not the same.” “Now we can try to win every game.”
“If we keep trying that we can gain a Europa League place or even a Champions League place.” “It is going to be tough because there are a lot of good teams in this league.”
“What happened against Man City was disappointing but we did not give up.” “We did not get that goal but that is football.”
“The referee was the only one on the pitch who thought it was not a goal.” “Since then we have focused on the pitch.”
“We had lost four games, but winning against West Ham was massive to win the game.” “Everybody is focused.” “We are doing the right things again. Everybody is happy.”
“Before the Hammers game we were talking together.” “We said we had to come back in the right way. We will try to win every game.
“Everybody is focused and at West Ham we saw that it made the difference.”
Newcastle must try to get maximum points out of the next two game before we are away at Stamford Bridge, and there cannot be too much hope of getting anything out of that game.
Although two years ago we came away with that 2-0 win in the third last game of the season, with two great goals from Papiss Cisse that ensured we would finish about the Blues in the league.
Newcastle were even pushing for a top four spot, but we lost our last two games at home to Manchester City and away at Everton.
Being in the Europa League is good news and bad news – good news because we are back n Europe – bad news because the extra games could again hurt us in the Premier League.
Note: There is a special MJK Sports event coming up like we’d like to publicize. On May 9th there will be an evening with Kevin Keegan at the Lancastrian suite in Gateshead. You can get the details about the event and buy your tickers here.
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