The good news for Monday night’s game at Arsenal is that Newcastle will have all three Frenchmen back in the side – Remy, Debuchy and Sissoko – but the bad news is that Arsenal will be fielding their strongest possible side on Monday night – with top players back from injury.
Loic Remy – we can decide who wins and who goes down
And don’t tell Loic Remy that it’s very negative on Tyneside at the moment, because he feels it can be exciting in the last few games of the season for Newcastle.
That’s because we can decide who wins the league, who gets relegated, and who qualifies for the Champions League as we play Arsenal, Cardiff City and Liverpool in our last three games of the season.
This is what Loic Remy has said in the Chronicle today:
“We could still decide who goes down and who wins the title.” “And that is a crazy situation.” “We can cause the big clubs some difficulties and maybe make things tougher for the teams who are fighting as well.”
“For me, that means the end of the season will be exciting.” “People have said we are finished for the season but I don’t see that.”
“The players are training well and working well.” “It maybe hasn’t been as good a season as we wanted it to be.” “But we will keep giving everything until the final whistle of the final game of the season.”
“Football is about enjoyment.” “We go out to enjoy playing and we want the fans to enjoy watching us.” “Hopefully we can all enjoy the final games of the season.”
“I’m pleased but I know I could score more, so I’m not completely happy.” “When you look at how many games I have played in it is a good statistic.”
“But I am always thinking that I can score even more.” “And if I do that then the team would be higher up the table.”
“I look at good strikers like Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, who have scored more than 20 goals this season, and I realise my total is OK, but not enough.”
Those are good words from Remy – but only that – words – and we have had other players talk to the press during this very bad run and make positive statements – but then we play in the next game and lose that one too.
That reminds us of what happened in our relegation season in 2009 during the run-in … whoops – I just got a pain in my arm just thinking about it.
We just have to hope that with the three Frenchmen back, Newcastle will like a much better side, than we have looked in our last five games.
But we also have to be realistic (damn it), and can anybody really see us getting anything out of the games at Arsenal and Liverpool?
We don’t – but the good news is that we’ve been wrong before – so there’s always hope.
Hope springs eternal – as they say.
What do you think?