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Alan Pardew ‘To Compete With Top Clubs You Have To Throw Equations They’re Not Expecting’

6 years ago
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Alan Pardew believes that you have to ‘Throw Equations’ that top clubs aren’t expecting, if you want to try and compete.

The Newcastle manager stating that you can’t contain or match the better teams with ‘just a simple system’.

In bullish mood, Pardew claims that Newcastle have got ‘quality in every area’ and now have the strength in depth, which he claims means that United can cope with Manchester City despite having five players missing.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s 4pm kick-off, Alan Pardew had this to say at his press conference;

“We are without Siem (De Jong), Cheick (Tiote) this weekend…Ryan Taylor, Papiss (Cisse), Davide Santon.

“Now normally that would be too big a blow for us against Man City, but I think we can still cope with that, and that shows the sort of strength we have got.

“So we go into this game with a fit strong team that hopefully will give Manchester City a much tougher game than last time on opening day.

“Siem was really close, I think he‘ll be involved against the Villa in some capacity. Cheick, may be another week for Cheicky, but nothing too serious. Papiss is back and working, Davide is a little more long-term. So we are not far from full strength.

“We have got quality in every area, we can improve and change our system, which is something we need to do.

“You can’t compete against the top teams in the Premier League with just a simple system, that you think is going to match them or contain them.

“You have to change and try to throw equations that they’re not expecting. We have got the players to do that.

“We can play with two wide players, we can play two narrow wide midfield players, two strikers, so we have options.

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