Monday, December 18, 2017

Owen stands by Newcastle exit

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 24 Mar 2013

5 Views

Michael Owen has defended himself against claims he abandoned Newcastle following their relegation from the English Premier League in 2009.

After an injury-hit four years at St James’ Park, the striker went on to sign for Manchester United, where he often struggled for game time.

The 33-year-old joined Stoke City after leaving United last year, and has since announced he will retire at the end of the season after failing to make an impact at the Britannia Stadium.

The former Liverpool man has now denied claims he opted not to remain with Newcastle in the Championship, insisting the club did not offer him a new deal.

He tweeted: “Newcastle fans, following my Football Focus interview, plenty of you tweeting me saying you don’t blame me for getting injured but for leaving when we got relegated.

“Despite the club saying they did, they didn’t ever offer me a new contract despite them putting it in the press that they did. How could they when they had just been relegated? It would have been financial suicide.

“I’ve seen it a million times, a club will blatantly lie to their fans to take the moral high ground leaving the player with no leg to stand on.

“I’ve taken the stick for years which is fine but you really don’t know half of it. All will be revealed one day.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
More More
Top