We expect Fabian Schar to start in a three-man back-line tonight in the crucial game at home to Burnley – a game we can win if we play as well as we did on Saturday to beat the Terriers 2-0.
Rafa had stressed to the players just how important Saturday’s game was – and he will do exactly the same thing about tonight’s’ game.
If we can win tonight, we will go above Burnley in the league and reach 31 points after 28 games and be on our way to survival.
We are at home again, and certainly, the Newcastle fans on Saturday were tremendous and will give the lads the same all-out backing tonight.
Rafa has got what he has asked for – that everybody associated with Newcastle United is behind the team – and Rafa is the glue that is keeping the club together.
Fabian Schar – expected to start tonight
This is what Fabian Scar has said about the game tonight:
“It will be a tough game but we are playing at home and we want to keep the three points here. You never know what’s going to happen, there are still some games to play.”
“We have seen in the past weeks that the teams at the bottom can all win, it is not finished yet so we have to keep working hard and doing things like we did on Saturday.”
“For 45 minutes it was 0-0 and we didn’t score. In this game tonight you have to be patient and not lose focus.”
“You know you want to score and you need to score, and the goal just after half-time was important for us.
“Before the game we spoke a lot about how important this game is.”
“Playing at home against teams that are around you in the table, you have to win.”
“That is why we wanted to win and I am very proud of the team.”
There’s a healthy percentage think we can win this game tonight – let’s hope they are right about that.
Howay The Lads!!
Personal note: I am off now for my quarterly battery of tests to check on my medical condition this afternoon.
I may not be back when the team is announced but hopefully will be back to watch the game – all being well.