Alan Shearer has spoken to Coral about this afternoon’s Brighton match, the season so far, and Miguel Almiron. Coral have posted that clip online.
Newcastle host Brighton in today's 5:30pm kick-off.
"If Almiron can get that goal, that he so badly needs, I think you'll see a much more confident player" pic.twitter.com/ibMIKXQkf6
— Coral (@Coral) September 21, 2019
It’s not comforting to talk about relegation battles this early in the season. We are not sure this should be classified as that just yet, but it is a match that Newcastle should be getting three points from. A loss today could see us bottom of the table. And with Leicester City and Manchester United coming up, we could be down there for some time.
However, this is also an opportunity to get three points on the board and slowly start to climb the league table. We have every reason to believe the lads can do just that this afternoon.
We also agree with Alan’s assessment on Newcastle’s season so far. Things have quieted down a bit since the Norwich display, and that’s been helped by the fantastic win at Spurs. The draw against Watford, though, was a disappointment with it being at home against a struggling side.
Miguel Almiron has provided Newcastle with a threat since joining the club. We saw that in his first appearance for the club when he came on against Wolves in February. While he has not chipped in with any goals or assists, he is still an essential member of the team.
A couple Joelinton goals along with one by Almiron would be just what Newcastle need today. If the lads can get off to a comfortable lead, it may be best to not risk Andy Carroll or Allan Saint-Maximin and give them that extra week of training.