Alan Shearer opened South Shields FC’s new function rooms at Mariners Park last night and it seems that he expects Newcastle to get something out of our tough game against Leicester City on Saturday.
Leicester are a good side and very strong mentally and they have come from behind so many times this season that if we do go ahead Newcastle are going to have to keep up the pressure and defend well if we are to get out third win in five games.
Alan Shearer – expects something from the game
Newcastle are fourth bottom of the league and we need to keep picking up wins if we are to get away from the relegation zone and it;s a home game so we have to go all out for the 3 points.
This is what Alan said last night to the Shields Gazette about the game tomorrow:
“That lucky win at Bournemouth will count for nothing if they don’t get three points against Leicester.”
“They’re a decent team, particularly going forward, where they’re a big threat.” “It doesn’t faze them going behind, so Newcastle will have to watch that.”
“But I would still expect Newcastle to take something from the game, despite Leicester’s record.” “There hasn’t been much progress of late.”
“They got a decent result, not performance, at Bournemouth.” “I hope they can take a little bit of confidence from that, go on a decent run and get away from the relegation zone.”
Wins are wins – and it seems Newcastle´s top goalscorer of all time – 206 goals in 405 games – thinks that win at Bournemouth could give Newcastle some added confidence and certainly 3 points tomorrow would be a great result for us.
It´s still not clear whether top goalscorer Jamie Vardy will be able to play since he´s still carrying a hip injury from the last game against Watford.
Having scored in each of the last nine Premier League games Leicester could even not risk him for the game, so he´s 100% fit when going after Ruud van Nistelrooy´s record of having scored in 10 consecutive Premier League games.
There´s a lot of hope in that statement.