Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is under the gun following his side’s third consecutive defeat in the English Premier League. Alan Pardew had to bear an embarrassing 2-0 defeat on the road to his former club Southampton following goals from Adam Lallana and Gaston Ramirez on Sunday night.
The 51-year-old former West Ham United manager revealed that he was worried for his side’s disappointing run in the English Premier League. Alan Pardew, who was returning to his old club after being sacked in 2010, also moaned about injury crisis Newcastle United was suffering from.
“We're worried, of course we're worried, because we are Newcastle United and we've really got that dressing room to take into Wednesday night,” Alan Pardew told reporters after the game.
Newcastle United are now 14th placed on the English Premier League table. The Toons are just four points above the relegation zone and 16 points away from league leaders Manchester United.
“It's not like we can add four or five players from the squad into that group. That is our group and they have been soundly beaten today and are going to another tough place [on Wednesday against Stoke],” Alan Pardew continued.
“We have three days to try and lift the team to try and get ready for another tough game.”
On the other hand, the Southampton manager Nigel Adkins was exuberant over his men’s comeback in the English Premier League. Victory over Newcastle United has helped Southampton finally climb out of the relegation zone.
“We scored two, but could have scored some more,” said Nigel Adkins, who was expected to win the sack-race this year. “The crowd were great, the players were great and we got a clean sheet. We've been progressing all the way through.
“Last week I spoke about a growing maturity about the group of players and I think we're progressing well. Our confidence has been good since the start of pre-season.
“But you've got to get yourself ready as quickly as possible to reach the level the Premier League is at. The players are doing that and doing that very well at this moment in time. We know we're in the hardest, toughest and most desirable league to be in.
“We worked very hard to get here and we'll continue to keep working hard. We have a forward momentum about ourselves.”