One thing we are really hoping for the run-in to this season is improved from Geremi, who is back from the African Cup of Nations, and seemingly raring to go for Newcastle United and new manager Kevin Keegan.
Geremi – confidence gained from good displays for Cameroon
Geremi had a very good tournament and was eventually names to the all African Cup of Nations team, and Kevin Keegan said he was impressed with Geremi’s displays in Ghana..
The 29-year-old arrived on Tyne-side from Chelsea with a reputation as a free kick specialist and while he has shown that skill this season (and also in Ghana for Cameroon), he still has to score for Newcastle, and we badly need goals right now.
Geremi scored 2 goals for Cameroon, in their almost successful quest for the African Championship, falling short at the very last hurdle to holders, Egypt.
Both Geremi’s goals were from free kicks and they were a delight to watch, and indeed he also skimmed the bar from all of 40 years in another attempt.
It’s good to see Geremi back, because we think he’s so much better a player than he has displayed so far this season for the Magpies.
Geremi told Newcastle World TV.
“I have returned from the Cup of Nations very fit and hopefully I can add some strength to the midfield,”
“Obviously I scored two goals which is great for confidence. I was worried before that because I had not scored this season.â€
“But now I hope I can score my first for Newcastle because every goal at the moment is very important for the club.”
Geremi met with Kevin Keegan for the first time this week, and he seems impressed with the new manager, who of course he knew all about, and also says training is enjoyable under the new boss.
“Of course I knew all about Kevin Keegan because I have been in England for a while now,”
“I was following events in Ghana and I was watching games on TV and saw when Kevin Keegan became manager.â€ “I like the new manager very much and the training sessions have been very enjoyable.â€
“Now we have to work with him to get us out of this position and I believe with the players we have we will do that.”
And that task starts in a couple of days time against Manchester United, where we have to play well, to start picking up some confidence and belief, not to mention some points. Of the 9 players we had in our poll for whom Kevin should let go in the summer, Geremi is 3rd bottom of the poll, so fans would like to see 6 other players moved out before Geremi. We think he can still do a good job at Newcastle, after an indifferent season so far.
Our squad is very good, but surprisingly, Big Sam couldn’t get the best out of his players.
We’re hoping that Kevin will start doing just that, and it will be the start of a climb back to the top for Newcastle United. Getting into the top 6 seems so far away for us at this moment, but that can soon change next season.
We’re sure every fan is hoping we’ll be back near the top very soon, and sooner rather than later. But the proof of the pudding, as always, is in the eating. We have to execute on the stuff that Keegan will have been drumming into the players over these last 2 weeks. We’ll just have to wait and see how the lads perform on Saturday. Very well we hope.
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