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Pardew Admits So Short Of Quality He Played Siem De Jong Who Wasn’t Fit

6 years ago
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Alan Pardew has asked fans not to judge judge Siem de Jong on his display against Crystal Palace.

The manager admits he was so desperate for some quality in his team, he played the Dutch midfielder despite him not being fit.

The ploy totally backfiring as De Jong was completely anonymous and contributed next to nothing.

The desperate move by Alan Pardew telling us all what he really thinks about the lack of quality/creativity amongst his squad.

Alan Pardew;

“Siem – wasn’t a true reflection of him.

“He wasn’t fit in terms of match fit, we played him because he might have that one bit of quality.

“He had a couple of moments but we can work on him because he’ll be around us (not on international duty).

“We have got lots of midfield players and we have real strength in there.

“Cheick will be back and that is going to add to us. Add to our solidarity in terms of that midfield.

“Jack will get a boost, so we have what looks a lot of positives to come back but I won’t know until Thursday week, it is a long time to wait until the next game.”

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