Alan Shearer has been speaking about our possible title charge of Match of the Day.
In Saturday’s show, he expressed why he was doubtful that we would be able to mount a serious Premier League title challenge. (BBC iPlayer).
Unsurprisingly, the state of our defence was his main concern:
“The one thing that could cost them is defensively if they don’t improve,” he said.
He went on to reveal that the way we are currently playing reminds him of one of the Premier League’s most iconic and memorable XIs — the Newcastle side of the mid-1990s.
“They remind me of the Newcastle team 20 years ago. They were just superb. Kevin Keegan’s team with David Ginola, Peter Beardsley, Les Ferdinand and Asprilla,” he added.
Keegan’s men never lifted the title, even though they really, really should have done. Ironically, it was probably THAT game at Anfield which ended 4-3 which really buried them mentally and emotionally.
In the 95/96 Premier League season, Newcastle lost out by four points to eventual champions, Man Utd.
What do you think of Shearer’s comments? Could our defence really cost us the title for a second time in three years?
Let us know in the comments…