Owen Responds To Sven

Last updated : 18 January 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

England boss Eriksson has been quoted as saying Owen does not enjoy playing for the Magpies and was only lured to St James' Park by the money.
However, 26-year-old Owen, has a point to prove and he says he is fully committed to the club.

Owen: "I'm enjoying my time here. I enjoyed it out in Madrid, but there is nothing quite like being in the English Premier League and I've not been disappointed since I've been here.

"It was a fantastic reception I had here and I've loved every minute of it already. You always want to repay them for the support they've given you in producing good performances on the pitch. When I'm fit I'm sure I will do that.

"I've had the stitches out, the cast is off, and it's all go now. I'm not sure about time limits but I'm certainly looking forward to pulling on a black and white shirt again. I'm looking at my next targets now. The next one is getting on the bike, then the treadmill, running, and then kicking the ball again.

"Thankfully I am going to be back for a decent part of the season and hopefully back into a team playing well. I'm excited about coming back already. I have been pleased when I've played. This has been a bit of a blow, but I'm striving to get back on the pitch and bang in the goals again."