James Milner and Oba Martins, two of our three goalscorers last night against Tottenham, were interviewed on Setanta Sports literally just minutes after the game ended last night.
They had obviously been hustled quickly up to the interview room, and were still sweating profusely from their efforts on the night.
Let’s see what the two youngsters had to say.
What a picture – Oba delighted with Milner after his terrific goal for Newcastle
James told the interviewer:
“It was another good performance at home.â€
“Tottenham are a tough team with a lot of good players and we hope to get into the winning habit now. It’s about riding out the poor performances and getting results.â€
“It’s nice for me to get off the mark.â€ “It was a bit of a shank, the first one, but it was nice to get it.”Â “Everyone expected the first shot to go somewhere but it didn’t, so it was a case of reacting.”
Then Martins was asked how he felt after the game and Oba said:
“It was very important because we really needed the three points. We tried to dominate the game so I’m very happy.”
When then asked about his goal, Martins said:
“It’s okay. It’s good. I’m happy. The important thing is the three points.”
Oba seemed almost embarrassed about this goal 😀 but he has taken the friendly competition with Michael Owen like a duck to water. Itâ€™s very noticeable that Sam has already had a positive influence on the young Nigerian, as Oba talks about the team rather than himself.
Oba is showing great maturity as a team player and is starting to look very good playing under Big Sam. He is also getting better and better and now is leading scorer with 5 goals to his credit after getting 17 in his very first season last year.
And we just know there’s a lot more to come this season. It’s also nice to see James get off the mark too – and what a great left foot volley. That’s 5 great goals James has scored for Newcastle in the last year or so, and every one has been a stunner.