Newcastle have gone over four league games without scoring – 402 minutes to be exact – and when interviewed in the Chronicle today, Gini was told about that poor statistic.
Gini Wijnaldum has started every league game so far for Newcastle but he is still struggling with getting to grips with the Premier League, but he was willing to talk to the press after the poor display Newcastle put in at Upton Park last Monday night.
Georginio Wijnaldum in action Monday night
He has been interviewed in the Chronicle and when told we hadn’t scored for 402 minutes in the league, this is how he responded:
“It seems like a long time ago, because it was a long time ago!” “We have to fight hard and make more goals and chances.”
“If we don’t start doing this we can’t win games.” “In the final third we know we have to create more because two goals in five games is not a lot.”
“We didn’t start well in the first half and after it they got the early goal.” “After that we put ourselves in a better position but did not create a lot of chances.”
“We created a few, but compared to previous games we know we need to create more. We didn’t score and from the first half that is the only thing we were disappointed about.”
“The second half was not good overall.” “We began the second half by conceding a goal.” “After that we didn’t do enough to fix it.”
“It’s a quick turnaround because we only played on Monday.” “We have to go back to the way we were playing.”
“It was an off day. The good thing with the Premier League is that there are so many games.” “You can quickly show how good you are.”
“I have been really impressed with the fans. We must give them something back now.” “They have supported us from the beginning and the away games too.”
“When we look over to the away fans, it’s always full so we know what we have to do for them.”
Maybe Gini can add to that one goal he scored against Southampton in our first game of the season, which is the last time Newcastle scored in the Premier League.
That’s not a good stat and hopefully the lads can put that right tomorrow.