Thierry Henry has challenged the Newcastle players after their win against Liverpool.
The Arsenal legend says that time after time he has seen the United players put up a big one-off performance at home against the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea, only to then fall away again.
The player turned pundit says that once again he saw the desire and commitment needed during the win over Liverpool, with all the ingredients there.
A big name opposition, in front of the home fans and the TV cameras (all three of Newcastle’s win this season have been live on TV).
Thierry Henry has asked whether the Newcastle team can put in a similar performance on Sunday at White Hart Lane, with past evidence suggesting it being unlikely.
The fortunate victory at Bournemouth was the first in 10 months away from home and even scoring a goal has been a rarity when Newcastle have been on the road.
Last season, a home win against Liverpool came only six days after victory at White Hart Lane, during the mini run of consecutive wins that ended up keeping Newcastle in the Premier League.
This time the fixtures are the other way around and seven days later the question will be whether Newcastle can carry through the confidence of the win over Liverpool.
Tottenham, like Liverpool, are another form team and they haven’t lost a Premier League game since the opening match of the season.
I’d settle for a point at this stage…
Thierry Henry speaking to Sky Sports:
“Steve McClaren said it himself, how many times have we seen it when a big team comes to St James Park and the desire is there, the commitment, everything,
“Everything was spot on and you could see it from the start.
“Can you do the same thing at the Lane? Can you do the same thing against Arsenal? Can you do the same thing away from home?
“That’s the thing with Newcastle and we talk about the same thing every time and usually it doesn’t happen. Let’s see against Tottenham next week.”