Just great words from Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce regarding our excellent young Frenchman Charles N’Zogbia.
Sam is very sage and wise and warns Charles not to get carried away with his success in football, otherwise he will quickly go downhill.
Let’s take a look at what Sam had to say earlier today.
Charles N’Zogbia – Sam will keep the Zog on the short and narrow
Sam was asked if he was happy to see young N’Zogbia playing at international level and Sam replied:
“Yes, but as long as that does not affect him in the wrong way.â€ “That can happen to young men when all the other boys start talking to him about this, that and the other.”
” All of a sudden, he’s disgruntled again.â€“It can be a good thing, but it can also be a very destructive thing.â€
“You know, I saw a player play once for England, and he is now playing at Oldham Athletic. He’s called Michael Ricketts.â€ “It affected him that badly. He let himself get carried away by the situation, and his career ended up declining.”
There has been talk that Charles in the past had a very high opinion of himself. We also know that according to Geremi he was going to leave Newcastle for another club, but that club has not been disclosed. We hope Charles just listens to what Sam says because he’s so right. Another way of saying this is once you believe your own headlines you’ll start to decline â€“ and quickly. That’s a truism for anything your in – not just football.
Charles’ attitude has been first class this season so maybe Sam has seen something in Charles that worries him. However, Charles is getting good advice is being well mentored by senior players such as our captain Geremi. So with Sam also ensuring he doesn’t get carried away with his success we think he’ll be just fine.
Wonder how good Charles can get in say a couple of years?