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Pardew Wary Of Striker Newcastle Rejected Who Scored 55 Goals In Last 2 Seasons

6 years ago
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Alan Pardew has revealed that he is wary of Southampton striker Graziano Pelle who Newcastle face on Saturday.

The Newcastle manager admitting that United had watched the striker many times along with Daryl Janmaat but it was Southampton who made the move this summer and bought him.

The Italian striker scored 55 goals over the last 2 seasons as he played alongside Janmaat at Feyenoord.

The Southampton forward has scored 2 in 4 games so far for the Saints, while of course no Newcastle striker has managed a goal in the four matches so far.

Alan Pardew;

“They (Southampton) look slightly different, the new manager is trying to put his own sort of tilt on the tactics and the way they play.

“Their forward line has changed dramatically, they’re good players and good players that we know well.

“(Graziano) Pelle we know because we scouted Janmaat and Pelle (scored 55 goals in 2 seasons for Feyenoord) many times and he is a good player.

“For us it is very important we control part of the game. When they won at West Ham they had perhaps too much control and that is something we want to take away from them.

“Schneiderlin is important to them, so they have still got some very good players.

“The have been up and down, they were terrific at West Ham but not so good the week before so they are blowing hot and cold as teams do at this time of the year.

“It is very rare that you can bang three, four, five performances straight out of the blocks. A couple of teams in that position; Swansea and Chelsea, they’ll be looking to continue that but it is difficult.”

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