Matt Ritchie shows the PR training is going well: “I was so pleased to see the stadium full” - football

Matt Ritchie shows the PR training is going well: “I was so pleased to see the stadium full”



Matt Ritchie sparked a bit of a debate before the season kicked off.
Popping up on Mike Ashley’s favourite radio station, Talksport, to declare;
“I don’t understand the unrest I have got to be honest. The club has gone out, we have spent money, we are pushing. We are trying to compete with the teams that we can compete with and you have to be real.
“To compete at the top of the Premier League now, is mega mega mega money. I think the owner has been honest in his interviews in the press…”

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Whatever the winger’s motivations for doing the pre-season interview, it rarely ends well when a player moves away from simply talking about the actual football. Speaking after the defeat to Arsenal, Matt Ritchie has predictably put a positive spin on the game, which is fair enough.
There were some positives and signs of hope that the season can turn out ok, if the new signings can make the difference, especially when it comes to goals.
Ritchie might be a little bit over the top with his comments on Sunday’s action, considering Arsenal had such a weakened team out and Newcastle didn’t force Leno into having to make a serious save. However, you need the players to have belief and enthusiasm, especially at the start of the season.
However, Matt Ritchie did open himself up to ridicule with certain other post-match comments.
Especially when declaring ‘I was so pleased to s...
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