Steven Taylor talked today gives a great interview to the Shields Gazette, and if any Newcastle fan is wondering if this boy is committed to Newcastle United, then every single fan should read his comments.
Taylor comes across so keen and ready to go and so very committed to the club that any fan who thought he may be getting too big for his boots – will have to think again.
Steven actually thinks being dropped from the team has only made him more determined than ever to win his place back.
Steven Taylor – more determined than ever to win his place back in the Newcastle side
Taylor says being left out of the team â€“ along with his still unresolved contract situation â€“ has not affected his focus in training and he is now more keen than ever before to win his place back in the Newcastle team â€“ and he says once he gets it back heâ€™s not going to let go of the shirt. Good for him â€“ letâ€™s see what Taylor told the Shields Gazette today:
“I 100 per cent want to play for Newcastle United,” “I’m desperate to play again. I’m itching to get out there, but the gaffer picks the team and I respect his decision.â€
“You have ups and downs in your career. It’s one of those things, it’s part of being a footballer and you’ve got to take it on the chin.â€ “Everyone has a bad game, but Manchester City was a bad team performance.â€
“I know the gaffer didn’t mean to single me out with what he said last week, and I’ve not let what’s been written, or anything to do with the contract, affect me on the training pitch.â€
“I’ve got to work hard to win my place back, and when I get the shirt back I’m not going to let go of it.â€ “Not starting games has made me even hungrier for success at this club.â€
“I’m not going to be one of those people who sulks â€“ sulking gets you nowhere. I’m working hard in training every day, and waiting for my chance.”
Certainly Sam, whatever he does, seems to get the players thinking along the right lines and Sam himself knows itâ€™s one of the hardest things in football management these days to keep everybody in the squad happy. But they all seem so focused on the team â€“ which is just great. We donâ€™t have many doubts about Steven â€“ heâ€™s always shown the ability and heâ€™s now showing the character and aptitude and these together must equal a great career ahead of him â€“ of that we have no doubt. But we’d really like Steven to get that contract signed – it’s a little worrisome that it’s taking so long.
And if we could only turn this passion for the club into good away performances – where we could get a clean sheet and even win â€“ thatâ€™s what we need!
Hey â€“ how about starting with the Sunderland game.Â Â Comments always very welcome.