James Milner says he and his team-mates can not see the pressure of playing for Newcastle United. If it's much made of what Joey Barton's said last weekend about the expectant and demanding St. James's Park crowd.
“We haven't performed as well as we should have in a few games, but we want to change that against Birmingham.” Milner said, “Not performing will always create pressure, but there's pressure every time you walk out on the field.”
Milner said that playing for a massive club like Newcastle doesn't means you're under pressure, but it is more to a thing you should deal with. There's always “pressure” in every aspect of your life, not just for a footballer.
Newcastle United and any other football team don't need a player who can't handle the pressure. Everyone has it but you will take time to deal with it and hopefully if the lads putting in performances like they did against Arsenal, it'll be no pressure anymore.
Meanwhile, Sam Allardyce have watch the Blues match against Spurs, and expecting a different sort of game than we have last Wednesday.
“What we’ve got to do is keep our feet on the ground and make sure when we come across Birmingham City, we understand that it’s a completely different football match.” Allardyce told the Chronicle, “We want the fans to be as loud as they were, and for them to do that, we’ve got to give the performance we did against Arsenal.”
Big Sam predicted a more defending Birmingham team which will need more awareness not being caught by their counter-attacking tactic. Allardyce want the same commitment and level of performance to get from a draw to a win at home.
After playing on Wednesday night, Sam Allardyce has rested all Newcastle players to get them fully recovered before calling them back to training for the big one on Saturday.