Alan Pardew insists he is the right man for Newcastle job
All of a sudden, Newcastle United are in a precarious position when it comes to the Premier League table, with Aston Villa’s emphatic win on Monday meaning that the Magpies sit just one place above the drop zone.
April 30th, 2013
Nobody could have forecasted the 6-0 hammering at home to Liverpool on Saturday although that result means that supporters have been calling for the head of Alan Pardew, especially after the result follows soon after a recent 3-0 reverse in the Tyne-Wear derby.
Pardew was widely acclaimed for steering the club into the Europa League last season although a recent run of results means that his Newcastle team have to come out fighting, something he is confident will happen.
Asked if he was still the right man for the job, Pardew told The Chronicle: “Yes. We have had a really, really poor month in terms of results.
“Now we have to stick together and get through it. As I’ve said before, words don’t win games. They are not important any more.
“The performance we put in was unacceptable. It wasn’t good enough for us. We are aware of that and we need to put it right”.
He said: “Even after Benfica, a few of the players perhaps thought after that game, we would be all right.
“But we have got one point from three league games, and that’s not good enough for this football club.
“Now we are in a dogfight – and we have got to fight. We have got enough character and belief in that dressing room to get through it.
“We have got to show that now.”