“Now I would be very optimistic in the direction of Newcastle” – Michael Owen discusses his previous membership and heaps reward on the fan base
Michael Owen hasn’t all the time been glowing about Newcastle United. The previous Magpie has spoken brazenly about his disappointing spell on Tyneside between 2005 and 2009.
Owen scored 30 objectives in 79 appearances for Newcastle, however claims he was sad to not have pressured a return to Liverpool on the time as an alternative. So Toon followers could also be stunned to listen to how optimistic the ex-England man is being in regards to the membership at this time. The 43 believes they’re sure to qualify for the Champions League this time period.
“Oh yeah, I do,” Owen advised AceOdds (opens in new tab). “I imply, they have an honest sized squad. It isn’t like they’re in European competitors. They are not in any of the cups now. They’re totally targeted simply on the Premier League.
“So very quickly, it is mainly going to be one sport per week. You are not going to need to rotate and relaxation and issues like that. There’s solely 9 or ten video games to go of the season. And there is nonetheless eight weeks to go or one thing.”
Owen even went on to say there’s “one thing particular” taking place on the membership beneath Eddie Howe, and heaped reward on a fan base which hasn’t all the time been sort to him.
“So it isn’t a crowded schedule for them,” he says. “They’re undoubtedly going to have the freshness to maintain going. And so they’ve acquired the flexibility, they have the gamers, they have the fan base, they have the supervisor, it appears like there’s one thing particular brewing up there.
“In order that they’ve undoubtedly acquired the means to qualify within the high 4. Actually, I believe they are going to be within the high 4 by the top of the season. That they had a bit of wobble, however did you see the fixtures round that point? I imply, they have been enjoying numerous actually powerful video games.
Now I would be very optimistic in the direction of Newcastle.”