Newcastle were easily beaten again today, this time 3-0 at Chelsea, but Alan Pardew has talked after the game about all the injuries we have at the moment to players like Coloccini, Tiote, Gouffran, and of course Loic Remy is suspended and Yohan Cabaye is gone.
Alan Pardew – we’ll be OK for Aston Villa game
This is what Alan said after the game today:
“I do think that most of the recent results have been impacted by injuries we have sustained.” “We took another one today in Mathieu Debuchy, he’s a big player for us.”
“We have Papiss out, Loic out, Cheick, Coloccini – we need those players back.” “Especially games at this level.” “Although I’m saying Sammy Ameobi and Paul Dummett well, you have to understand the level we are playing at.”
“When the intensity is out there like it is today it is a really tough call to play in those games, you need your better players.” “I’d like to think that Tottenham is a game where we can get a strong result then after that our best players might come back to us.”
“In the last 13 games we can be strong, then in the summer we have work to do.” “I thought in the first half we played well with the players we had available.” “We had a fantastic chance at 1-0 to throw real confusion into the game.”
“We missed a chance with Sissoko and they went straight up the other end and they got the second.” “They are a good team.” “Their work-rate was phenomenal I thought.” “They are a very good team with the technical ability that they have.”
“I have to say coming out of the game we had a few positives ourselves.” “I thought Sammy Ameobi, Paul Dummett and in particular Luuk De Jong gave performances that in the next 13 games will be important for us.”
“I was disappointed with the penalty decision in terms of my player.” “I don’t know why he’s grabbed him in that manner.” “Mapou is scratching his head as to why he got himself in that position.” “But it was a real soft goal.”
“I have been to many, many games in this stadium.” “And a goal can change the atmosphere here quite quickly.”
We think Alan means the final 12 games of the season starting against Aston Villa at home two weeks tomorrow, because on Wednesday we’ll probably only have Yoan Gouffran back against Spurs, and of course Debuchy will be missing that game.
So 10 days rest should hopefully see Colo, Tiote and Debuchy fit for the game against Villa, and Loic Remy will also be back after his three match suspension.
Alan Pardew is under some pressure at Newcastle at the moment, with six defeats in the last eight games in all competitions, and he must turn this thing around, once he gets his top players back playing again.
What do you think?
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