Newcastle United too good to go down believes Alan Shearer

ALAN Shearer believes Newcastle United possess the quality to retain their Premier League status, despite finding themselves embroiled in a bitter battle at the bottom.

Former Newcastle United player Alan Shearer
Former Newcastle United player Alan Shearer

ALAN Shearer believes Newcastle United possess the quality to retain their Premier League status, despite finding themselves embroiled in a bitter battle at the bottom.

Shearer admits to concerns about United falling into relegation trouble before a January spending spree which saw them strengthen in every key area. Now he thinks they will have enough to lift themselves out of danger.

He said: “The additions made in January have made all the difference and these days I expect them to win most game they play.

“They have impressed, while I’m a huge fan of Cabaye. I think he is an excellent player.

“If they can steer clear of any more injuries, then they definitely have a chance.

“I have no worries about Newcastle being relegated. I did before they signed those players in January.

“Up until then, it was going to be a long, hard season but now the squad’s been strengthened – and not just strengthened but extra quality has been brought in – I think they will be fine now and even have a chance of being successful.”

Shearer was recently inducted into the Magpies’ hall of fame and says it was a privilege to be honoured.

He added: “Never did I think I would play so long for Newcastle. Dreams are one thing, doing it is quite another and I have lived my dream.”

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