Alan Pardew Pledges Not To Play Any More ‘Awful Teams’
Alan Pardew has stated that, although the United boardroom is focussed on remaining in the Premier League, he has not lost sight of finally bringing a trophy to Tyneside.
In a footballing world dominated by money, Pardew admits that the money-men behind United have to focus on the Premier League as a source of income but is adamant he still has a desire to win a domestic cup with United.
However, our (Premier League managers) ambition is still to win trophies. We want to win every competition we enter.”
We reached the quarter-finals when we were in the Europa League last year and it was touch and go against Benfica; we almost won it. We prioritised ourselves to win that competition but in the domestic cups we put awful teams out. It wasn’t good enough for Newcastle. We had a really bad run with injuries.”
This season, however, Pardew is determined to field a strong XI in the domestic cups and believes that this season’s squad will enable him to do that.
“We have the resources to have a go in the cups.We have a really good first XI but the XI underneath is not far away. That bodes well. I’m a little bit more confident this year.”
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