Newcastle captain will probably clock up quite a few games this season both for Newcastle and Cameroon. He is the captain of both teams and is undaunted by the prospect of making the long haul to play on ther African Nations Cup. In fact if anything he seems to be looking forward to it.
There will be no European action for Geremi this season of course but he will still accumulate plenty of air miles with the gruelling trip to Ghana to play in the African Nations tournament in January.
Geremi – loving life at Newcastle
The Newcastle captain will lead his team out to battle in Group C of the Cup. That group includes holders Egypt, Zambia and Sudan, so it will not be easy for Cameroon to get through the group. Geremi talked to the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œI am used to playing in January at the African Nations Cup, Iâ€™ve been doing that all of my career.â€ â€œI think I will think more about Ghana nearer the time.â€
â€œRight now I am fully focused on my club and putting all of my energy into winning games for Newcastle.â€
â€œWe have to be prepared properly for that and thatâ€™s what I will do.â€ â€œI like playing games.â€ â€œI love being a footballer and I want to play all of the time.â€ â€œIf it means I play 60-plus games this season, I am more than happy to do that.â€ â€œI would play more if you asked me.â€
Like most of the players Sam brought into the club during the summer Geremi has taken no time at all to settle into life at Newcastle and seems to love both the club and the city. Geremi has made a massive impact in the dressing room since he arrived from Chelsea, and has already taken young N’Zogbia under his wing – with the result the Frenchman is playing some of his best ever football at thre club. It really was no surprise that Sam Allardyce handed him the captainâ€™s armband – and he’s turning out to be a good captain for the club. As far as living in Newcastle is concerned Geremi said:
â€œI love life in Newcastle and feel that I have settled in well.â€ â€œHopefully this is the start of good times for me.â€
We’ve never known a squad be so together as they are now and it shows on the field because when things get tough, there is no wilting from any member of the team. Newcastle’s resilience this season has been great to watch and they are already a mentally strong side and difficult to beat.
Wonder who that comes from – Big Sam is the right answer. 😀
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