Newcastle’s £14M signing Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed that off the field Steve McClaren has remained calm this season even though showtimes on the touchline during games he looks anything but calm.
Georginio has been our best player so far this season and his seven Premier League goals have been invaluable and all have been scored at home, so maybe tomorrow he could get his first goal on the road for us?
Steve McClaren trying to choke himself during Leicester game
The 25 year-old Dutch midfielder has explained that the Newcastle manager has stayed calm off the field and you wouldn’t have thought he was under pressure at Newcastle:
“To be honest, I didn’t notice McClaren was under pressure before the Liverpool win – he was calm,”
“In my opinion that is a positive thing. If he wasn’t it would have put more pressure on the team.”
“And he has been positive all along. After every single match.” “Sometimes a bit critical but positive soon after.”
“That sums him up as a man.”
“In all fairness, I don’t want to talk about a turning point too soon.” “That’s what we said after the Norwich match, right?”
“We have to learn from this match and the previous two. We should know how to win now.”
Gini is right not to read too much into one game – especially when the previous two were were both disasters and disgraceful.
Newcastle now need to put in a similar performance in tomorrow at White Hart Lane and then we have a crucial home game against Aston Villa next weekend that we simply cannot lose.
That will be the proverbial relegation 6 pointer.
If Villa win they will be 3 points closer to Newcastle and if we win we will be 3 points further away from Villa – a difference of 6 points depending on who may win the game.
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