Steven Taylor has talked to Paul Gilder of the Newcastle Journal today about the Newcastle squad and how he thinks it has improved immensely under new manager Sam Allardyce.
Steven also says he is not one to get carried away by all his early success and we’re also sure that Big Sam will ensure that does not happen.
Let’s take a look at what Steven had to say to the Journal today.
Steven Taylor – not getting carried away be early success
Here’s what Steven told Paul Gilder of the Journal:
â€œWeâ€™ve got a great squad now, perhaps the best there has been at Newcastle since the Keegan days,â€
â€œI was watching from the terraces then and I feel thereâ€™s something about this squad that is going to take this club forward, I definitely believe that.
Weâ€™ve got quality here, weâ€™ve got so many top players at the club now.”
“Iâ€™m really confident under the gaffer. Heâ€™s bringing top players in and itâ€™s all looking good.â€
Taylor is adamant Sam will not make any panic signings this week as he looks to round off his squad that will take Newcastle at least to the January transfer window. Steven went on:
â€œThe last thing we want is for the manager to be signing players just for the sake of it,â€
â€œIt has happened in the past â€“ weâ€™ve signed players just to make the numbers up. But it wonâ€™t happen this time.â€
Stephen Carr will be out for about 6 weeks and it has been reported that Peter Ramage will probably be out at least 4 months with damaged knee ligaments after the Middlesbrough game on Sunday.
â€œWeâ€™ve got players here now who really want to play for this club, it’s not all about the money,â€
â€œIn the recent past, people have said that the players were paid too much, but the players now are just concerned about working hard for each other.
â€œThere were lads who got stick at the training ground last season and it was difficult experience when we were out there training.”
“We didnâ€™t get the performances we would have expected from top-quality players, but theyâ€™ve gone and I hope we can start a new era where we all play for each other.â€
Taylor spent last week with the full England squad, but a player making great strides in the game is aware that manager Sam Allardyce doesn’t want him to get carried away with his early success.
â€œIâ€™m not a person who will get big headed about these things,â€ â€œI realize Iâ€™ve got lots to work on.
I’m young but I’m ambitious and Iâ€™m prepared for whateverâ€™s thrown at me.â€
Steven is one of three top-class 21 year-olds at the club along with James Milner and Charles N’Zogbia and all three have made an excellent start to the season. This augers well for Newcastle’s future.