Newcastle United star claims finishing 13th is ‘fantastic’ and ‘unrealistic’ to compete with top 6 - football

Newcastle United star claims finishing 13th is ‘fantastic’ and ‘unrealistic’ to compete with top 6



With two assists on Sunday, Matt Ritchie ended the season with two Premier League goals and eight assists.
This equalled his best top tier season so far, when the winger was also directly involved in 10 goals for Bournemouth back in 2015/16 – scoring four and six assists that PL campaign.
Last season it was eight with Newcastle, three PL goals and five assists.

An enjoyable way on Sunday for everybody involved with NUFC to finish off the season.
Matt Ritchie revealing that they had worked on that corner kick routine for Shelvey’s goal the day before Fulham, Rafa’s pre-game work paying dividends, just for a change.
On the wider picture, Matt Ritchie declares ‘To finish 13th is fantastic’…
With all quotes released by the club you have to beware of the spin, as otherwise you would believe that Matt Ritchie is backing up Lee Charnley’s claim that this has been a ‘good’ season, one in which Newcastle were knocked out of the League Cup by lower league opposition, won one FA Cup game, as well as fighting a relegation battle for eight months. I think it is pretty obvious that in reality Matt Ritchie means ‘to finish 13th is fantastic’…’after being bottom of the table in November with no wins in the first 10 (11 if include League Cup) games’, as well as the serious failure of Mike Ashley in refusing to back Rafa in the transfer market.
Matt Ritchie also states: ‘I think to compete with the...
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