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Pardew ‘We Have To Put All The Excuses Behind Us And Get This Magnificent Club A Win’

7 years ago

Alan Pardew has stated that he and his players have to ‘put all the excuses behind us‘, in the chase for that elusive win.

This of course was after the manager had pointed out it was difficult for new players to adjust, particularly from abroad I’m guessing, as that is where all but Jack Colback arrived from in terms of first team players.

Pardew referenced how well the likes of Yohan Cabaye and Demba Ba did straight from the off but sadly that is pointing out another truth in my opinion, which is that the likes of those two are a far higher calibre than the players recruited this summer, especially in terms of creativity and goals.

Alan Pardew;

“Well I think you are fighting for your job in terms of your record at the back end of last season and the record at the start of this season.

“But we have got a different squad this year, I think one or two, like all players in Premier League, are finding the adjustment tough.

“Some can take straight to it and I remember Yohan Cabaye, that year we brought in three or four others in with him and we hit the ground running. Everybody was surprised that happened.

“We have to put all that behind us, all the excuses, and get this magnificent football club a win.

“Well it has not been an easy week because after the events at Southampton, as manager you have to reflect and the performance really upset me.

“Going back to my old club, it wasn’t a performance I was proud of in any shape or form.

“We have spoken to the group about it. We have some new players, I’m not going to offer any excuses.

“We need to show a better spirit if we go behind in games as a group, than we did in that game.

“In the season you get games where it gets away from you completely, it happens to some top teams.

“Last season Arsenal had two or three times when they got well beaten five and six and it happens in a Premier League season when it just doesn’t work.

“It is bad timing for us because of the start we have had, we didn’t get the win we needed before then.

“So it puts added pressure on us, particularly myself, I’m fully aware of that.”


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