Alan Pardew ‘If I Didn’t Say That You’d Call Me A Madman’
Alan Pardew has declared that we’d all be calling him a ‘Madman’ if he didn’t say he thought the Newcastle squad was good enough to have a good season.
The United manager was responding to accusations that the failure to bring in any striker with a credible goals record had left his squad short.
The trouble being of course that neither Pardew or his team have time, with the manager’s words simply highlighting what a massive risk he and Ashley have taken with bringing in relatively bargain priced players from overseas, with an expectation that they had to hit the ground running due to no other options in the under strength squad.
“I think we have goals in the team.
“I think that we have got enough goals in this team to win Premier League games and i think we have enough in this group to have a good season.
“If I didn’t say that you’d call me a madman…but I do actually think we have enough.
“It is a little bit tougher when players come in from abroad and need to adjust to the Premier league.
“I would give Manu (Riviere) as an example – there are certain things that happen in this league which he has been surprised by.
“It shakes the players up and can knock them off balance a bit, the treatment of Remy (Cabella) has been similar.
“People say he needs to be stronger and I agree, but I also believe he has come in for some treatment he’d never get in France, so he is having to adjust. Making adjustments is very important but they need time.”
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