Newcastle know the task ahead of them is massive. At the moment they’re currently sitting one point above the relegation zone with the end in sight. One player believes the club has enough to recreate the stretch of last season that saw them finish with a flourish. But is he right?
‘We’ve got some tough games coming up but we’ve also got some very winnable games, games which if we do win them will put our biggest rivals in trouble.
‘There is no denying that we’re in the middle of a relegation scrap but myself and the lads have no doubt in our minds that we have enough quality to pull clear.
‘However this is now the time when we have to stand up and be counted just like we did last year when we put together a very good seven-match unbeaten run.
‘That sort of sequence is well within our capabilities and while we have some tough home fixtures in a row, which started against Manchester United and continues with Arsenal and Chelsea it is the other games against teams around us that are going to be most significant.’ (Daily Mail)
Owen, who will be making his first start since January, believes the club can beat the drop and survive what has already been a very difficult season. But with the ownership saga, the healthy of Joe Kineear and their poor form hanging over them, you have to wonder if Owen is just fooling himself. What do Newcastle supporters think? Does the club have enough to get through the tough upcoming stretch and beat the drop?