Pardew Wants To See Best Side Of Tiote

07 November 2012 01:43
Alan Pardew says key men Cheick Tiote and Fabricio Coloccini will start in Belgium tomorrow night.

Alan Pardew: “It’s an opportunity to get the qualification sorted, and that’s what we want to do.

“But it’s easier said than done because we’re all aware of Brugge’s qualities after the first game and we’re carrying three more big injuries after the trip to Liverpool at the weekend.

“(Yohan) Cabaye, (James) Perch and Demba (Ba) definitely won’t play, so that’s three big players that are out of the equation before we’ve got on the plane.

“That doesn’t give me a lot of options to rest players or shuffle the team around.

“The squad is really being stretched at the moment, and there’s no doubt that events at Anfield at the weekend have hurt us.

“But because of their suspensions, (Fabricio) Coloccini and (Cheick) Tiote definitely come into the equation where they might not have in other circumstances.

“That will help, and I’m confident we’ll be going there with a strong enough team to hopefully get a win.”


Source: Newcastle United Mad