Sammy Ameobi was interviewed in the local papers yesterday, and while the vast majority of what the local lad said was positive, there were a couple of things that weren’t – that Newcastle could fall by the wayside, if we continued to lose more games over the holiday period.
Sammy Ameobi in action on Sunday
Sammy Ameobi had this to say yesterday about Newcastle’s season:
“Christmas is massive for us now.” “As a team we could fall by the wayside and it would be easy for that to happen.”
“That’s not what we need to do, we need to fight back. We have got two tough fixtures in a short period of time. We need to regroup and go from here.”
It’s really just that first paragraph that’s a little negative.
During his press conference yesterday Alan Pardew was asked about Sammy Ameobi’s comments about the season possibly going like last season – which is the way it was framed by the reporter asking the question.
Alan dismissed Sammy’s comment as coming from a young naive player and he bristled just a little bit:
“Well that’s just a young player making a naive statement to you guys, there will be no problem with that – we have got some good players”
“And good young players and some big senior players to return – we are still waiting for Tim Krul, Rob Elliot, we have Siem de Jong who hasn’t played a game for us.”
“Rolando Aarons to return so we still have some big, big players to return so that’s not a concern.”
It’s the only negative piece that Sammy had to say yesterday, but that’s the piece brought up by the reporters in Alan’s press conference.
It would be good if we can get something out of this game at Old Trafford on Boxing Day – it’s looking like a tough fixture for us.
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