Owen commits to Newcastle

Newcastle United striker Michael Owen has again pledged his future to the club, before admitting that he is tired of having to reiterate his commitment to the Magpies.

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The 27-year-old England international says he was upset at having to fend off constant rumours about his future during the summer, as he continued his recovery from a serious knee injury.

He told The Mag: "I have only ever said positive things about Newcastle and always been 100 per cent committed.

"Whenever I have been doubted I've always responded the best way I know by scoring goals. But I'm stubborn and won't be bullied into saying things.

"I don't feel I should keep coming out every week and saying I'm loving this, that or the other.

"There was no speculation until various pieces came out in the media saying 'if Michael Owen doesn't say this, then I'll tell him that Chelsea and Liverpool aren't interested'.

"My management company used to get phone calls from boardroom level saying I haven't done this or I haven't done that, or we want more interviews on this.

"But when I'm injured I just put up a shield and take the abuse and remember who said it."

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