When you have a club with a manager truly interested in the welfare of his players what do you get?
You get the players performing well and enjoying their football and there’s a lot of that going on right now at Newcastle since Big Sam Allardyce took over as manager last May.
An excellent case in point is that of one of our favorite (and best) players at the club, 21 year-old Frenchman Charles N’Zogbia â€“ who had another outstanding performances yesterday – well he made two goals and scored one â€“ to be more precise
Charles N’Zogbia - best player at Newcastle so far this season
This is what Big Sam said about Charles who has quickly become a big, big player for Newcastle:
“To be fair, probably Geremi’s done more of a job than me about him overcoming the problems he had.”
“I’ve obviously helped in that department, but no more than him, in saying ‘why do you want to go anywhere other than Newcastle?` and the answer to that is there is nowhere else.â€
â€œWe’ve resolved that by giving him a new contract and telling him that he can play in a number of positions.â€
‘If you’ve got a Newcastle shirt and you’re on the team sheet, what more do you want?”
“He’s gone and taken the left-back spot, which has been really tricky for us and for the club for a long time, and he’s filled the spot and done exceptionally well while Jose Enrique’s been getting up to speed.â€
â€œ There’s no saying Jose can take his place now. Charles moved up a space and looked very threatening from a wide left position. He contributed a lot, and I’m very excited about this young lad.”
“He’s a big, big player for us as far as I’m concerned.â€
We can well believe that some of the new players in the squad (who speak French) have helped Charles a lot. One is our captain Geremi, who, as Sam says, has to take most of the credit. But we also had a good TV shot during yesterday’s game of Cacapa talking to N’Zogbia telling Charles seemingly, about what he should and should not be doing in defensive situations. It was great to watch as one player was passing on all his experience to the youngster. Charles listened intently.
If he keeps listening to the great players we now have at the club â€“ there’s just no stopping this young lad â€“ he’s improving with every game â€“ and the sky’s the limit. As long as he keeps his feet on the ground – and Sam will also help him do that
Keep it up Charles.