Ex-Newcastle striker: Goals aren't the problem, it's Pardew's defence

Alan Pardew

After the Magpies' 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace, Peter Lovenkrands was unimpressed with his former side's defending.

Ex-Newcastle United striker Peter Lovenkrands is not worried about his former side's problems in front of goal.

That's despite the fact that they've only scored in one of their opening three Premier League games.

And, based on the Magpies' 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace, Lovenkrands may have a point.

As far as the former Newastle man is concerned, Alan Pardew's side took their chances - whereas their defending left a lot to be desired.

"I know Alan Pardew and he’ll be very disappointed to concede three goals at home and come away with a point from the Crystal Palace match," Lovenkrands wrote in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.

"That’s not good enough and I know he is proud of his defending. He likes to be solid at the back and go into games feeling they’ll get the goal at the other end.

"He works with the defence in training and the main thing when I was there was always to get the defending right – then we’ll score at the other end.

"By conceding three at home I know it won’t be good enough for him. It will be back to working on the training ground after the international break."

Pardew is reportedly under pressure and facing two games to save his job at St James' Park.

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