Alan Pardew has spoken to the press ahead of this weekend’s clash with table toppers Manchester City.
Discussing the difficulties that come with an international break for every Premier League manager, Pardew is hoping that his players can continue to ride the wave of momentum generated by their win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, whilst crossing his fingers that City stutter a tad after what has been a scintillating start to the season for Pellegrini and his players.
Going on to speak about the deadline day moves made by the club, the manager gives context to the deal which saw Glenn Murray leave the club whilst Dwight Gayle remained in SE25.
There is injury news on one or two of our key first team players, with changes to be made from the starting XI that won against title holders Chelsea two weeks ago, not that Pardew himself seems too worried at the thought of having to shuffle his pack.
Quizzed about the financial gap between ourselves and City, the gaffer remains extremely level-headed, no doubt encouraged by last season’s win over them at Selhurst Park when highlighting the fact that we can match them on any given day, should our thoughts be fully focussed on the job at hand.
Give the interview a watch, it’s well worth your time.