St James' Park, Newcastle

Next Game

Newcastle v So'ton

Sunday, 09 August 2015, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Ameobi goal frustration

Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi is growing increasingly frustrated with his goal drought, which is about to hit the 12-month mark in the Premier League.

Last Updated: 16/12/13 at 15:26 Post Comment

Shola Ameobi: Going through goal drought

Shola Ameobi: Going through goal drought

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Nigeria international is enjoying a run in the Newcastle first team but, despite some excellent displays, a goal has not come his way.

His last league goal came against Queens Park Rangers last year, and he is desperate to find the back of the net.

"I am extremely frustrated. I am playing well but not scoring goals," he told the Evening Chronicle after missing a good chance in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Southampton.

"I should have buried that header in the second half, it was bread and butter for me. It is frustrating and something I need to work on.

"As a striker you gain confidence from scoring goals. I have to add them to my game in the rest of the season. I am working hard in training to make sure I get into positions and hopefully they will come soon.

"It is a long drought now. It is something I am trying not to think about.

"When you do that it affects you. But for all that the team comes first and as long as we win that is all that matters. On a personal level I want to break that duck as soon as I can.

"When the team is winning you want to get in among the goals. Hopefully, I will put it right in the next few games."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is all good fun, but anyone who thinks United are 4th best in England for anything more than a blip is properly f***ing mental. And Domenech is properly f***ing mental.

megabrow (cufc)
Schneiderlin must join United - Domenech

I

f the answer is Matt Phillips, the question should never be Who is one of your major transfer targets?

jelasfirsttouch
The Twosome Gossip

I

s this Chris Smalling playing the 'Race' card?

hump3.
Smalling wants United race

Footer 365

Manchester United 'agree Matteo Darmian fee with Torino'

Manchester United have agreed a fee with Torino for Italy right-back Matteo Darmian, according to Sky Italia sources.

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba not joining Barcelona this year

Barcelona have insisted they are "not planning" a move for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba this calendar year.

Tottenham to sign Toby Alderweireld say Sky sources

Toby Alderweireld is on the verge of signing for Tottenham despite a dispute between Southampton and Atletico Madrid.

Mail Box

Why Is Kane More Likeable Than Carrick?

A Mailbox which covers topics including Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, Robin van Persie, handballs, transfer reporting and Rodgers bingo. It's not us being mean...

Van Persie: Really Expensive Wallpaper

He was bought to cover the cracks that nearly brought down the house, says one Man United fan. We also have mails on Brendan, the WWC, Aguero and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company