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Glenn Hoddle analysis of Newcastle United is worrying – Identifies two scenarios

4 weeks ago
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Glenn Hoddle has been looking  at Newcastle United’s start to the season.

The former England player and manager says that you ‘can’t judge a team in two games’ of this Premier League season.

Glenn Hoddele stating that; ‘If they can get a win under their belts, the confidence comes.’

On the downside though, he adds: ‘But I look at that team and think, where is it going to come from?’

Newcastle have Spurs next and it is Liverpool in the following away match.

On top of everything else this summer, the early season schedule made things look even tougher, the first 11 games including playing nine of last season’s top 11 in the Premier League.

The two exceptions amongst those and what looked the easier looking games were Brighton at home and Norwich away, having been smashed at Carrow Road it hasn’t exactly raised expectations or reassured anybody.

After the Spurs match you have Watford at home who have lost both games so far but they themselves have proved to be an up and down team in recent seasons. Hammering Newcastle at St James Park 3-0 two seasons ago, then in a tight game last season Perez scored the only goal to give Newcastle their first win after 10 games.

Interesting to see Glenn Hoddle put forward two scenarios.

He thinks that if Newcastle United can get to mid-table or better then he thinks they do ave the sort of players who could then thrive with the pressure off.

No doubt Hoddle thinking of Shelvey who is a real confidence player and also that Newcastle are so reliant on so many players with so little Premier League experience. Before the season kicked off, the likes of Longstaff, Joelinton, ASM, Almiron, Krafth and Willems had only 17 Premier League starts between them.

Glenn Hoddle questions whether Newcastle have the players capable of dragging themselves up and ‘roll their sleeves up’. Hoddle declaring: ‘Have they got the formula in that team to get enough possession to bring their strikers into a game and they have to get possession of the ball first. I don’t see it happening at the moment.’

Newcastle were so poor at Norwich and the body language so worrying, the very least we need to see on Sunday is a far better attitude and performance, or else we could already be heading for really big problems so early in the season.

Glenn Hoddle talking on BT Sport;

“It is going to be very difficult (for Newcastle).

“It is early doors, two games, you can’t judge a team in two games.

“If they can get a win under their belts, the confidence comes.

“But I look at that team and think, where is it going to come from?

“You know, I think there is a team if they are floating mid-table or a little bit above, they have players who will respond to that and play under no pressure.

“But they are under a pressure straight away and I’m not sure they have got the right personnel in there to really roll their sleeves up and say: ‘Hang on, lets take this on, lets get a little run going.’

“That is my concern.

“Yes the results at the moment it is early doors, they can turn it around.

“Have they got the formula in that team to get enough possession to bring their strikers into a game and they have to get possession of the ball first.

“I don’t see it happening at the moment.”

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