Kevin Keegan talked today about two of his most experienced players in Michael Owen and Damien Duff.
Michael Owen and Damien Duff – two of our experienced Internationals
Kevin talked to the Newcastle Journal about the two experienced Internationals:
â€œSince Iâ€™ve come, I think people like Michael Owen could not have worked any harder. I really believe that. We could have supplied him with better service and given him a few more opportunities, but Michaelâ€™s commitment since Iâ€™ve been here has been terrific.â€
â€œYou have to remember that he hadnâ€™t played eight matches in a row before I came here. Damien Duff has had his problems as well. Itâ€™s easy to put that to one side and say that didnâ€™t happen, but the reality is that it did.â€
We agree and since Michael was given the captain’s armband he’s performed very well and got back nicely on the goals trail. The matches have been difficult for Michael up front, because we’ve been walloped in quite a few games recently. But we’ve been pleased with Michael’s attitude, and he seems more committed to Newcastle than ever.
Damien has done very very well since he came back from his very bad ankle injury, and we thought he was Newcastle’s best players on Saturday.
He got in a few good shots and was a great example to the others as he worked his socks off for the cause the entire game. It’s not hard to see when a player is giving his absolute all – and that was very clear with Duff on Saturday.
Damien is also starting to show some of his old form. We just need all the players to play better individually, so we can quickly get out of this hole we are sinking into. Maybe that will happen on Saturday – we hope…..