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Alan Pardew ‘We are not paid to be honourable losers’

6 years ago

Alan Pardew has said that Newcastle United simply need to win on Saturday.

The United manager declaring that he and the players are not paid to draw games or be ‘honourable losers’.

Pardew also says that he and the team won’t ‘shirk’ from the pressure at St.James’ Park.

The unanswered question for the manager is what should happen if he continues to be an ‘honourable’ loser;

“We haven’t won a game and we are Newcastle United, we need to win.

“We are paid to win games, that is what we are paid for, not to draw games or be honourable losers.

“So we need to win and therefore the pressure is still very much on me and the team, we shouldn’t shirk that.”

At his pre-Leicester press conference, Alan Pardew also said that his record shows he is always prepared to give young players a chance, and that those who lose their place in the team, will always have the chance to fight their way back in;

“I have shown here and in my career that I will give young players a chance and I give players a chance to return. If they produce the form and commitment that is necessary in training to regain that place.

“You get the odd cameo and you have to deliver.”

The inference obviously being that players such as Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Hatem Ben Arfa didn’t show this commitment in training, while those such as Gabriel Obertan and others who are still at Newcastle have done.


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