This is why striking statistic 'doesn't worry' Steve Bruce

Newcastle United have averaged less than 30% possession this season – but Steve Bruce is “not worried”.

Thursday, 12th December 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 12th December 2019, 6:10 am

“I don’t think the way we’re based, and the way we are, we’re going to dominate possession against anybody,” said head coach Bruce. “But that doesn’t concern me because of the way we play.

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“If you play a back five, then usually you’re a bit deep, you’re slightly deeper than playing a back four. That doesn’t worry me. As long as we look a threat and can score a goal, that’s fine. Playing a back five, you have to be a bit more patient, but still have that threat at the top end.”

Steve Bruce.
Steve Bruce.