Get your daily update and weekly newsletter by signing up today!


Sammy Ameobi says players have to ignore fans pushing for win

7 years ago

Sammy Ameobi has said that the players need to play their own game and ignore the fans in the stands encouraging the team to bomb forward.

Speaking after the defeat to Sunderland, Ameobi’s comments are similar to Alan Pardew’s earlier in the season when he blamed the supporters for supposedly encouraging United to attack and go for a fourth against Palace, only to concede a late equaliser.

The truth is that if in ninety minutes you can’t score a single goal against a team as poor as Sunderland, then you don’t deserve anything.

Newcastle paying the price for not having enough goals on the pitch earlier in the game, then Alan Pardew going the other way and creating an unbalanced team by thrwoing on three attacking players late on – Armstrong, Cisse and then Cabella just before the goal.

Sammy Ameobi;

“You have to block out the crowd, never mind the pressure of fans trying to push you on for the win, you’ve just got to play the game that you need to play.

“It really hurt to concede so late – you just have to see the game out in that situation but we weren’t disciplined enough, we were bombing forward when maybe we should have just been happy enough to sit tight and wait for a chance.”

Christmas is massive;

“Christmas is massive for us now.

“As a team we could fall by the wayside and it would be easy for that to happen, we need to fight back. We have got [intlink id=”191″ type=”page”]two tough fixtures [/intlink]in a short period of time. We need to regroup and go from here.”


If you would like to feature on The Mag, submit your article to [email protected]

Have your say

© 2022 The Mag. All Rights Reserved. Design & Build by Mediaworks