Kevin Keegan talked today to the Newcastle Journal about our Turkish International Emre, and revealed he tried to sign him when he was at Manchester City.
Kevin Keegan – big fan of Emre
Kevin talked today about Emre:
â€œHe offers us another option that none of the other players can quite offer us,â€ â€œHeâ€™s different to anything else weâ€™ve got and you need players like that around. Iâ€™ve always had them at my club and, if I havenâ€™t had them, Iâ€™ve always gone and bought one or two.”
“You can go back to Scott Sellars or Peter Beardsley, or Eyal Berkovic at Manchester City.â€â€œThe fact weâ€™ve already got a player like that here is a plus for me. Iâ€™ve always believed there is a place in a team, at least one, for a creative player. Iâ€™ve always managed to accommodate one, even though some people say you canâ€™t.â€
â€œWith that type of player, you donâ€™t get 10 out 10 in every thing you want. But you donâ€™t get that from players who give you 100% energy in everything they do. Some managers have teams full of those, but I think there is a place in the team for a player like Emre. A player who can unlock a door when games are really tight. I think weâ€™ve missed that.â€
It must be great for Emre to now have Kevin as his manager. Certainly, he should not be short on confidence and will probably start tomorrow, although Kevin will have a number of options in central midfield to choose from. For us it would good to see how Faye and Emre play together tomorrow in the center of the park.
It was just unfortunate that Emre was sent off in front of a watching Kevin Keegan against Stoke City, as the news had just broken about Kevin coming back to manage the club. Heâ€™s missed out on the last 3 games, but heâ€™s back and heâ€™s obviously one of Kevinâ€™s players now. Good. 😀
Comments always very welcome.