Geremi has been in good form for Cameroon at the African Cup of Nations â€“ and his new boss Kevin Keegan thinks that will be good for Newcastle United, once he returns.
Geremi – has been playing well for Cameroon
Keegan told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle yesterday:
â€œI think Geremi has been outstanding.â€ â€œHe has looked lively and very focused, and a major influence for Cameroon.â€
â€œHeâ€™s one of the reasons they are in the final. Geremi is one of the key players in their team.â€
â€œItâ€™s been very good for him over in Ghana.â€ â€œBut itâ€™s also very good for us.â€
Geremi has been starting at right midfield for Cameroon, but we think his best position may be right back, but he has not played well for Newcastle United so far this season, and was even relieved of his captaincy just before former manager Sam Allardyce was sacked.
In fact in some analysis we are doing for the summer, we think we should keep Geremi (only just) but as a back up at right back for Beye. We donâ€™t think heâ€™s good enough to play in our midfield since his passing has been very suspect.
Bu we also understand that players play differently for different managers and maybe Kevin can get the best out of him, when he returns.
The final of the African Cup of Nations is today at 5 PM local Newcastle time, and we certainly wish Geremi the very best of luck.
What was obvious from our latest league game yesterday which left is with 3 points from our last 9 games, with Manchester United to visit St. Jamesâ€™ Park in 2 weeks, is that Keegan has to start getting the best out of what we have â€“ because itâ€™s all we have – through the end of the season.
What do you think – please let us know.
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