Habib Beye has a slight hamstring strain, but is confident of playing tomorrow at Stoke City in the FA Cup for the first time.
Habib Beye – would make great captain for Newcastle United
Habib Beye told the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œI will leave on Monday for the African Cup of Nations but I am looking forward to playing first in the FA Cup â€“ and thatâ€™s what I am focused on.â€
â€œThe FA Cup is important for the fans of course, but I am hoping to do well in this competition.â€ â€œWhen I was at Marseilles I reached two finals but lost.”
“Itâ€™s good for the club and city to do well in the FA Cup. Weâ€™d love to be in the final at ensemble.â€ â€œOf course we have to beat Stoke first and that will get our confidence levels high again for Manchester United a week later.â€
Beye has played very well in the last couple of months after settling down at St. James’ Park. He continues to put good, consistent and solid performances in for the club at right back. We need a few other players brought in during the summer to do the same as Habib, and we’ll be a lot better off by the end of the season.
Beye was left a little dejected again, at the end of the game against Manchester City when Newcastle were again on the losing end of a game at St. James’ Park. But he had a very good game against one of City’s most dangerous players this season, Bulgarian Martin Petrov.
But the former Marseilles captain Beye believes his experiences as leader of the French giants will put him good stead for the coming tussles that Newcastle will face before the end of the season.
â€œIt was disappointing against Man City because we played well.â€ â€œWe created lots of chances but couldnâ€™t get the goal.â€ â€œIt has been frustrating but I have coped with times like this in Marseilles.”
“Two years ago we had a similar run with Marseilles but we came through it and finished second the next season.â€ â€œIt can change, you just have to work together.â€ â€œEverybody has to work hard and aim for good results.â€
Beye will link up with his Senegalese colleagues after the game tomorrow, but he’s making it clear to Newcastle fans that he is desperate to help turn things around for his club.
â€œAfter the game I will link up with Senegal in Senegal for a training camp.â€ â€œThen we will go to Ghana but at the moment I am focused only on playing against Stoke.â€
Habib Beye is turning into probably the best buy for the club from last summer, and he looks a very good player and already has a great relationship with the Newcastle fans.
He would certainly make a great captain of the club.