Former Tottenham Hotspur chairman Lord Sugar believes that Newcastle United got ‘lucky’ in their past few games prior to facing Arsenal on Saturday.
The 67-year-old made the comment during the Magpies’ 4-1 defeat to the Gunners in the Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium.
Lord Sugar also repeated the phrase he had earlier used to describe Newcastle manager Alan Pardew: ‘big head’.
Love to hear what Pardew has to say now. He could not believe his luck in the past few games— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) December 13, 2014
4-1 Arsenal— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) December 13, 2014
How you feeling Pardew .....big head !— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) December 13, 2014
It seems that Lord Sugar does not rate Pardew as a manager, but that does not take away the truly brilliant work he has done in recent weeks.
Earlier in the season, the Newcastle fans wanted the 53-year-old to be sacked, but since mid-October, the Magpies have started to pick up points.
The defeat to Arsenal on Saturday was a stark reminder to Newcastle that things are not going to be rosy and that they are quite a way behind the Premier League’s top teams, but one still needs to respect and appreciate the work done by Pardew over the past month or two.