Former Newcastle striker Peter Lovenkrands was on the Sky Sports’ Morning View show on Thursday morning, and talked about his former club and Peter is frustrated like the rest of us, about Newcastle’s terrible season and the fact that we are wondering if we can ever win another game this season.
Peter Lovenkrands – while at Newcastle
We did win a game in the last seven games last season – a narrow 3-0 home win in the second last game of the season – when we scored two goals in the last three minutes to make it looks like it was an easy win – but it wasn’t.
But we lost the other six and apart from the three goals against Cardiff – we scored only two other goals – sound familiar?
This is some of what Peter said:
“It is very frustrating, you would say,” “They were looking safe and looking good, and suddenly now, the way they are playing, I cannot see where they are going to get the next win from”
“I don’t think that the depth of the squad has been good since the start of the season. I don’t think that Mike Ashley has brought in the players he probably should have”
“They got a lot of money for Yohan Cabaye. They should have used that money. Instead, they went for cheaper options and getting players for less money in to build them up and sell them on again.”
Of the players we brought in last summer Siem de Jong has simply not played but he is back in training again, and Siem de Jong may yet have an impact this season.
The two best signings were Daryl Janmaat, who has been one of our best players this season and young Ayoze Perez, although the young Spaniard hasn’t added to his five goals this year – yet.
Remy Cabella has been inconsistent but has been much better this year and last year and Manu Riviere hasn’t come through, and may not make it at Newcastle.
Facundo Ferreyra has been an enigma and cannot even get a place on the bench, so we don’t know why we still have him on loan – what are we paying the money for?
We are promised by Lee Charnley the squad will be added to big time in the summer – but we’ve heard it all before.
What we want to see is an announced change in direction to the way Mike Ashley runs the club.
We need to hear a commitment to reinvest the profits back into the club – both in bringing in better players with their higher wages, and on updating the facilitates – which we seem to be doing with the replenishing of the Benton Training grounds.
But we cannot remain a rich club with a mediocre team – at best – that’s simply ridiculous – and in fact is an insult to the faithful fans, because of the big profits being made.
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