If Georginio Wijnaldum can play somewhere near his best form over the last eight games of this season, then Newcastle will have a decent enough chance of surviving the drop for the second time in seven years.
Gini has been away with the Netherlands squad for about ten days, but he’s now back in Newcastle and pledges to put his focus completely on helping Newcastle win some games during the run-in.
We probably need to win five games to survive.
Gini Wijnaldum – we need to do see him do this more often
Newcastle have lost four and drawn one of our last five games and we must start winning games soon if we are to have any chance of surviving in the Premier League.
Newcastle suffered a big blow last night when Rob Elliot was badly injured playing for Ireland and will be out for over six months, but Karl Darlow will come in and do his very best for the team.
This is what the 25-year-old Dutch International midfielder said on the club’s website, fresh from their 2-1 win against England last night at Wembley:
“I will be happy if we win the game because it’s an important one, and every game that we have to play now we have to collect points because it’s good for the team, and that’s the only thing that matters right now,”
“My focus was the Dutch team for two games, but on Wednesday I’ll go back to Newcastle and then I’ll focus on Newcastle again.”
“We want to start winning games.”
It’s up to every single player at Newcastle to give his very best in each of the final eight games of the season – and then we stand a decent chance of avoiding relegation – which would be a complete and utter disaster for the club.
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