Jamie Redknapp has been interviewed on Sky Sports about Sunday’s 4:00 pm game between Newcastle United and Norwich City at St. James’ Park.
Jamie’s never short for words – like father like son – but he thinks there have been signs that Newcastle can be a good team but that the game against Norwich will be close but Newcastle can edge it.
Jamie Redknapp – Newcastle can edge it
But in his summation of the game he slams Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini for his defending.
This is what Jamie has said in a conversation with Ed Chamberlin on Sky Sports about Newcastle:
“I think there are signs they are improving like the Chelsea game when they were exceptional – should have won – extremely unlucky – but then you look at the result but there again it’s a poor Chelsea side.”
“There’s not really unrest there like we’ve seen at other clubs – I think Newcastle might just edge this one.
“I think there will be goals – I really do – if you look at that Newcastle back four – they need to defend well but when Coloccini plays they always concede because that’s the sort of defender he is.
“Because he’s rash the way he comes out and he can be Man of the Match but he gives the ball away and costs his team a goal.”
“Norwich can make opportunities – they are always looking to get the ball into the box – they wont sit back – and that;s the best thing they copuld do at newcatsle – can they make the fans edgy – can they put them under pressure?
Newcastle had a clean sheet at Manchester United and Coloccini was the Man of the Match so he can play well, but Colo has taken a bit of a hammering this season so far.
We are hoping for an excellent performance from Newcastle and a win, but Norwich are a good and confident side so far this season and it’s not going to be easy.