Alan Shearer has fired a brilliant response to Michael Owen after receiving scathing criticism from the former NUFC striker in his new book.
Owen claimed that Shearer ‘spreads negativity’ about him whenever he can, claiming the former Toon boss also felt it was ‘easier to blame Michael Owen’ than ‘examine his own shortcomings’ after Newcastle were relegated in 2009.
In response to Owen’s series of digs at the ex-NUFC number 9, Shearer has responded perfectly with the following tweet:
He’s hit the nail on the head here. Considering he was constantly injured and receiving £120,000 per week at a club he clearly didn’t want to play for, he would’ve done us a huge favour if he had retired!
For context, here’s what Owen had to say about Shearer in his new book:
“Sadly, this feud has continued to the present day. The more I think about it, the more I understand why Alan behaves the way he does and continues to spread negativity about me whenever he can”.
‘He was brought in at St. James’ Park as the saviour, the local boy. It could have been a great story. But he failed. Newcastle United were relegated. Perhaps rather than examine his own shortcomings, it felt easier to blame Michael Owen”.
‘I told him that I wasn’t fully fit but was prepared to play. As I left his office that day, he made an insinuation that led me to believe he thought I had half an eye on my next contract. I’m not stupid – we both knew I was out of contract in a few weeks.
‘It wasn’t until three months later, I discovered that Alan Shearer was apparently seething with me. Not only that, it transpired that he was telling anyone who’d listen what he thought of me.”
Alan Shearer 1-0 Michael Owen.
Well said Big Al!