Kevin Keegan has been somewhat impressed by some of the players he has inherited at the club since he joined a short 10 days ago.
Chalres N’Zogbia – playing central midfield for Keegan the last two games
Kevin talked to day about Charles N’Zogbia, one of our bright youngsters who is still only 21 years old, and could improve dramatically under the tutelage of Kevin at Newcastle.
Kevin said after the game last night:
“I like Charles very much – he’s a player who never stops trying to do things” “He’s a player the opposition don’t want to play against as he challenges you, comes at you and tries to take you on”
“You’ve got to have players who can pass the ball well, but if you haven’t got players who can go past an opponent and open teams you, then you’ve got a problem.â€
“I think we have got those players in N’Zogbia, Damien Duff and James Milner. Those three, and Emre when he’s not suspended, can open things up.”
There’s no doubt that Charles is a skillful and very good player in the making, and he will only get better. But he still has a lot to learn and with his ability to play in several positions it’s still not clear which is his best position, between left back, left wing and central midfield (notice we didn’t mention right wing which is where Sam sometimes played him).
He still needs to learn when the right time is to release the ball, because sometimes he tends to overdo it a bit, but that skill will come as he plays more and more games. Certainly, he’s hardly missed a game this season, and has played very well for the team in various positions.
And as we said this boy will only get better as he grows older and more mature. We think he’s too dangerous to play defense, and probably still think left wing is his best position.
What do you think?