Michael Owen has long pedalled off the radar but the England international promises to return in style. Sky Sports reports that the Newcastle United striker, who scored against Middlesbrough during Sunday’s 1-1 Premier League draw, told the Daily Mail that he is all-too-ready to burst into his old form once again. Owen says:
”Confidence is a big thing in football and if you are not scoring, everything seems to fall away. Hopefully now I will go on a nice little run. With the players we have, Kevin (Keegan) will get this club moving in the right direction. I think a few of us, myself included, have not quite played to our full potential but that spark will come with a win.”
Owen is ready to reinvent himself under Keegan, with whom he worked earlier in the England set-up – but that spell might well be forgotten. The former Liverpool star’s slide down the hill commenced with his move to the mighty Real Madrid in the summer of 2004 and since then he has failed to rediscover his form and has been consistently hit by injuries. Can Owen reinvent himself? I, for one, pray for it.