Most fans will agree that Abdoulaye Faye had a solid game on Sunday in the center of Newcastleâ€™s defense in our welcome win against Everton.
Sam has talked about the player he bought from Lens to Bolton for Â£750,000 in 2005, and then from Bolton to Newcastle for Â£2M last summer.
He looks to be a great acquisition for the Magpies â€“ letâ€™s take a look at what Sam has been saying about the Senegalese international.
Abdoulaye Faye – at Newcastle for his heading ability
Sam told the Shields Gazette today:
“Abdoulaye Faye’s here for his aerial dominance.â€ “Even though we’ve had a terrific start, on occasions that’s slightly been missing from our defensive unit.â€
“You saw his dominance in that particular area (against Everton) and how important it was when (Tim) Howard was kicking a number of balls up the middle.â€
“He was firing them over their midfield and into defense. Then we could go and play from there.â€ “It’s a terrific asset to have, and one that shone out.”
The 29 year-old is determined to secure a starting place at Newcastle, and will likely keep his place against Tottenham in our next home game. His partnership with the talented Brazilian Claudio Cacapa looked very promising on Sunday. We cannot wait for the current defense of Beye Cacapa Faye and Enrique to get a few more games under their belt. Then they should be an awsome unit.
Senegal have already qualified for the African Nations Cup in Ghana early next year, and have a friendly against Guinea on Sunday. Letâ€™s hope Faye comes back fully fit.