Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Robert Is Aiming to Grab Glory with Open Play Goal

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Robert Is Aiming to Grab Glory with Open Play Goal

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Byline: By Alan Oliver

Laurent robert hopes to get rid of an unwanted anniversary when he lines up for Newcastle United in tonight's UEFA Cup quarter-final with Sporting Lisbon at St James' Park, (writes Alan Oliver).

All the French winger's five goals this season have come from dead-ball kicks and Robert admits he is desperate to grab a goal from open play.

The last time he did this was at the corresponding stage last season in the UEFA Cup quarter-final victory over Real Mallorca, but he still has two goals in the UEFA Cup this term and just needs another tonight to equal his best tally in Europe.

Robert insisted today: "This is a big game for everybody, especially myself. I have enjoyed all the goals I have scored from free-kicks this season and now I would like to score from open play.

"Tonight is big for the team, the fans and the club as a whole. …

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