UK time is: 10:56:30
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Owen Wants Big Improvement

Magpies striker Michael Owen played down the latest club v country battle to say he is fit and well and looking to plunder 'five or six' goals for England in this summer's World Cup finals.

The Newcastle striker has so far netted on 35 occasions for England but will be heading to Germany desperately short of match fitness having been sidelined with a metatarsal injury he picked up in December.

Despite being just 14 goals short of Bobby Charlton's all-time record he is yet to secure a large haul in any of the four major tournaments he has so far figured in. That is something he hopes to change when he spearheads Sven Goran Eriksson's side this summer.

Owen: 'At the moment I am not thinking about the record with the World Cup finals approaching and because of what had happened to me over the last few months with my injury.

'I have been focusing all my efforts on getting myself in top shape to join up with England. My only thoughts are to come back from Germany having had a good tournament along with the other lads. The main thing is to score some goals and hopefully win the World Cup.

'I have been to four tournaments and scored in all of them, but there hasn't been one where I have made an impression by scoring five or six.
That's my aim now and if I can get off the mark against Paraguay it will give me all the confidence I need to have a great World Cup.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 31 2006

Time: 10:08AM

Your Comments

He looked damn slow and unsure of himself last night against Hungary.
BigYid
im sure he will be his best on the 10th
green giant 12
I ******* hope so! Walcott is not answer if he's not.
BigYid
lenon should be ahead of wallcot
green giant 12
" hope he can pull out all the stops"
millers4eva
He'll come good, i'm sure of it. Just needs to get rid of the rustiness and he'll be back to his very best IMHO.
FEn_100
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

NUFC v Hull Review (Saturday September 20 2014)

Pardew in Stats (Thursday September 18 2014)

Good Luck Jonas (Thursday September 18 2014)

Aarons Blow Should Be No Loss (Tuesday September 16 2014)

What's The Point? (Monday September 15 2014)

The Shocking Truth (Sunday September 14 2014)

Southampton v NUFC Line Ups (Saturday September 13 2014)

Southampton v NUFC Match Review (Saturday September 13 2014)

Ashley's Statements. What Do They Mean? (Saturday September 13 2014)

Pardew Smugness Uncovers Truth (Friday September 12 2014)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Toon_NoMatterWot 254
2. billybobcat 229
3. officemonkey 181
4. BLACKBOB 27 140
5. thecorner 130
6. Wilco 97
7. kevinpie 96
8. Rytoon 85
9. Finn_the_Dog 76
10. OldLeazes 69

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Stoke 4 1 1 2 -1 4
15. Sunderland 4 0 3 1 -1 3
16. Q.P.R. 4 1 0 3 -8 3
17. Crystal Palace 4 0 2 2 -3 2
18. Burnley 4 0 2 2 -3 2
19. WBA 4 0 2 2 -5 2
20. Newcastle 4 0 2 2 -6 2

Breaking League News

Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Bromwich Albion.
Spurs : 20/09/2014 08:36:00
NUFC v Hull Review
Newcastle : 20/09/2014 08:03:00
City Should've Been Striped of Titles - Mourinho
Chelsea : 20/09/2014 07:29:00
We Need To Manage Games Better
Swansea : 19/09/2014 20:26:00
Liverpool: Lawro Predicts 2014-15 - West Ham (A)
Liverpool : 19/09/2014 18:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 3%
Top 4 3%
Europa league places 19%
Mid table 48%
Relegated 27%