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Manager says need to score 70 or 80 goals and NUFC striker must score bulk of them at moment

6 years ago

Newcastle striker Adam Armstrong has been praised by manager Tony Mowbray at Coventry City.

The former Boro boss says that the 18 year old works ‘extraordinarily hard’ but needs to get his rewards (goals) or else he might question the guidance he is getting.

Armstrong scored his sixth goal (watch it HERE) of the season at the weekend but Tony Mowbray says the team needs to score between 70 and 80 goals this season to be successful, with the Newcastle forward needing to score the bulk of them at the minute.

Tony Mowbray:

“It’s great that he scored because that will help him buy into the demands that we put on him.

“Not that I would ever question him because he works extraordinarily hard. “

Getting some reward:

“We tell him how we think he should play, the positions he should take up, and it’s important that when he does all that work throughout the week he gets some reward for it because if he doesn’t he might start to question what we’re telling him.

“He hit the ground running but he hadn’t scored for a while (three games), sometimes those things can play on your mind.”

Between 70 and 80 goals:

“That is true of any striker and he shouldn’t have that pressure on him at 18 years of age.

“But we have said that to be successful this season we’ve got to score between 70 and 80 goals – we’ve got seven forward-thinking players to share that out but at the moment Adam has to score the bulk of them.”


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