Christopher Schindler – When Newcastle aren’t winning their fans become a problem
Christopher Schindler says that Newcastle United ‘can play at their best’ at St James Park.
However, the German defender says that the Newcastle fans can also become a negative if ‘things don’t go in their favour’.
Schindler is one of the many value for money players that David Wagner has recruited from the German leagues.
Joining Huddersfield from 1860 Munich for just under £2m in summer 2016, he has started 76 of the 80 league matches since he arrived.
These matches have included all three games against Newcastle, two wins [for Huddersfield] and a defeat, so Christopher Schindler believes that Newcastle are a team he knows well.
He says the aim is to keep the NUFC team and fans ‘quiet for as long as we can and put Newcastle under pressure’, so I’m guessing that the visitors won’t be putting out an attacking formation.
Having conceded a massive 30 goals away from home so far [only Stoke and West Ham have leaked more goals], clearly shows up one of the team’s major weaknesses.
If Newcastle can score early, as happened against Southampton, then hopefully we will see just as entertaining a win today, without any need for anybody to get nervous…
“We know this Newcastle team and I know it now as well because I’ve played it three times.
“When they play at home they can play at their best but they could also get nervous.
“Because when things don’t go in their favour they can feel the crowd getting nervous; that’s what we need to use.
“They have a good team, like every team in the Premier League, and they’re really well organised.
“So it is going to be tough to get opportunities and we have to be clinical when we get them.
“We have to keep them quiet for as long as we can and put Newcastle under pressure, so we can get a vital three points.
“This is a crucial game and a crucial fixture for them and for us.
“We will see after this game who has the better result and position in the table.”
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