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Pardew Considers His Options After International Duty

8 years ago

Having players good enough to play internationally is a double edged sword and after injuries to Tim Krul and Fabricio Coloccini earlier this season whilst with their national teams, Alan Pardew had an anxious few days to see who he’d have available for Tottenham.

Despite not having the best of games for France, both Sissoko and Cabaye have come back with no reported problems, as is also the case with the other six who were away; Mapou, Coloccini, Debuchy, Ferguson, Cisse and Krul.

When asked about his international players this is what Alan Pardew had to say;

“Everybody seems to be OK, we’re having good reports about them all.

It can be a horrible job, looking at the players and the agendas that they have. Are they looking after your players? If they don’t play, are they training them?

It’s a worry, not a nice feeling as a manager but so far, so good”.

With Newcastle coming off the back of those two excellent but vital wins, it would have been a sick joke if say when Colo came on for Argentina in the 87th minute of a meaningless friendly he’d suffered some freak injury.

As it stands though everything looks positive and we can put a team out on the pitch today to have a real go at Tottenham.

Fingers crossed that everybody is fit and raring to go, with Tiote for Perch the only change for Newcastle.

NUFC To Beat Spurs 9/2
Sissoko To Score A Goal 11/2
Cabaye To Score First Goal 16/1

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