Newcastle Unitedâ€™s Cameroon captain Geremi, talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning about Christmas in England.
Geremi – talks today about Christmas in England for our new players
Geremi said today:
â€œChristmas in England, I know it is going to be a very different experience for some of the new players,â€
â€œBut we have tried to make them aware of it. They know they are not going to have Christmas off and they are going to struggle with all the games.”
“It was one of the first things I talked to them about at the start of the season because it is better they are aware of it as early as possible so they can prepare.â€
It is an English tradition the many foreign footballers in the Premier League have to understand and get used to, but hopefully they get to enjoy the festive football program over the holidays.
Captain Geremi continued:
â€œThe thing with it is, if we win our games over Christmas, we wonâ€™t notice the tiredness,â€ â€œIt is much easier to recover from games when you have won them, it is only hard if you have lost and you have to pick yourself up again and play a couple of days later.”
“That is the message we have to understand as a team. The best present of all will be to win all four games.â€
Geremi is so right about that â€“ things always look so much better when you win, and on the other hand so much worse when you lose. One good thing to remember, that can help people keep a balance on things, is that they never are as good they look in good times, and are never as bad as they look in the tough times. Think about it, and there’s a lot of truth in that little saying.
In fact Newcastle have a chance to do very well over the Christmas period with our next two games against Derby County and Wigan Athletic. Two wins there would mean 4 wins in a row and weâ€™d be very confident that in our next two games, Chelsea away and Manchester City at home, we would at least be in with a chance to get two good results there too. As Geremi says, we could even have 4 wins in a row over Christmas, and 6 wins in a row overall, and if that’s true people in the City of Newcastle would be walking at least an inch off the ground.
But letâ€™s not get too far ahead of ourselves, and 3 points tomorrow is what we need, and thatâ€™s all that matters right now.