Since Joey Barton has arrived at Newcastle he has always come across as very positive and seemingly a good team player.
Yes, we know he’s got a history of flying off the handle which he must control at Newcastle, otherwise he will not have a career here, but giving Joey a chance on Tyne-side is important.
Joey talked to www.nufc.co.uk this morning and we’ll take a look at what Joey said.
Joey Barton – comes across as very positive about Newcastle United
Joey told the official Newcastle United Site this morning:
“I’ve been injured which is frustrating but I’m really enjoying life here,” “There’s a great team spirit and camaraderie between the lads.â€
“Everyone gets on really well and that bodes well for when you have to tough it out in certain games and we are ready for that.â€ “This camp is united and we will push forward as one.”
Joey feels that the most important thing Newcastle have to do is make St James’ Park a fortress again and we’ve made a reasonable start. We’ve got 4 points from our first two home league games and a win against Barsnley in the Carling Cup. In those 3 home games we still have to concede a goal.
Joey went on:
“The main thing for us is to make St.James’ Park a fortress,” “We have to make it hard for teams to come here.â€
“And, if we can nick a few results on the road, then who knows where we will end up come the end of the season.”
We still have to see a number of our new players this season in the league including Barton, Jose Enrique, Abdoulaye Faye and Habib Beye. Joey Barton believes with so many players still to return, there will be real competition for starting places among the squad.
“We’ll have to force our way into the team and create good competition.â€
“Then you will be able to move forward as a football club and it’s only good for the team.”
It’s really good to have competition in the squad which we haven’t had for far too long. We don’t know what the first choice eleven will be when Sam finally has a full squad to choose from, until we’ve seen all our players in action.
Comments always welcome.