Pardew: 'It's No More Pressure Than Fighting Relegation Last Season'

Last updated : 22 February 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Alan Pardew: "It happens in football. Some stories have no foundation and they are printed anyway and we have to deal with that as players, as managers.

"Anybody involved in the Premier League, we are big news, so that comes with the territory.

"When you lose four or five home games at Newcastle, you are under pressure and I don't hide from that.

"Every three months at this club, there has been a period of pressure. I don't see it as any greater than it was last year when we went to QPR, for example.

"Maybe the year before, we had a year where it all sort of didn't really build into any pressure. We lost games, but we managed to bounce back quickly.

"But the pressure comes sometimes from scenarios that you are faced with, and we have lost some key players in this period.

"You take (Yohan) Cabaye, (Fabricio) Coloccini, (Loic) Remy and Cheick Tiote out of my team and it isn't going to help me win games. But when they are back, it strengthens my hand and hopefully we get the result we want."