Newcastle manager could have five players back from injury for the game at Spurs on Saturday – Cheick Tiote, Sammy Ameobi, Emmanuel Riviere and Mike Williamson – and in addition Ryan Taylor has announced he is now fit and available and ready to make his comeback into the first team.
Alan Pardew last Saturday – we need wins
Newcastle did well to beat Leicester at home on Saturday, but that was a much easier game then the one that awaits us on Sunday in London at White Hart Lane, although we did manage to win this same fixture 1-0 last season – even though Spurs were all over us in that second half.
But a world-class performance from goalkeeper Tim Krul is goal saved Newcastle that afternoon, for a famous win.
This is what Alan has said about Sunday’s upcoming game:
“We’ve got a great home game coming up against Liverpool on November 1st, which I think is always a fantastic game,”
“We’ve had good results against them here, and we’ve got Spurs, where we won last year with a terrific performance, so we need to replicate that.”
“There’s no corner to be turned, really,” “We need to win more games. We were never going to win pretty our first win, because it has been a long time coming.
“It was about grinding it out, really, and making sure we did the right things, which we did.” “Now, hopefully, we can just build on this, because it’s important that we take a step forward now, and not think that we’ve done the job and everything’s OK.”
“We’re still really in a position in the league we shouldn’t be in.”
Newcastle need some wins soon if we are going to pull away from the bottom reaches of the Premier League, but we will have to play at or near our best, and catch Spurs on an off day, if we are get something out of the game on Sunday.
One positive is that Pardew has so many players coming back this weekend from injury – so we should be able to field a strong team in London.
A win or a draw would be very good results for us.
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