It turns out that Oba Martins had never heard of Kevin Keegan, when he was appointed Newcastle manager in mid-January this year.
Oba Martins – had never heard of Kevin Keegan
Oba confessed to The Sun today:
“I honestly didn’t know anything about him. But I quickly learned things and realized what an important person he was.â€“It was Geremi who told me all about Kevin Keegan.”
“He rang while we were both out in Ghana – Geremi was with Cameroon – to say that Keegan had been this great player and what a good manager he was for Newcastle.â€
“When I got back we had to introduce ourselves to each other. I had an ankle injury but Keegan told me he wanted me back and fit to help the team. I told him I wanted that, too.”
“People tell me Alan Shearer was a legend and that Keegan was a King.â€
“King Kevin, that’s what they call him isn’t it? The manager has loads of confidence and confidence in the players to get the team winning again. He is a strong man.â€
“We may not have got the results so far but I can already see in the short time I have worked with the manager how good he is with players.â€
“Kevin Keegan has been the best manager I’ve ever known for the way he communicates and how much he loves his players.â€ “He is always encouraging and looking for positives.â€
“Even after we have been beaten, he is back into training the next day giving everybody a lift and making sure we are not feeling sorry for ourselves.”
Good words from Oba and it’s also good to hear that Kevin still has that knack for taking care of his players. But they really haven’t returned any favors to Kevin yet. We’re hoping they will start to play a lot better tomorrow, and we think Oba will participate in the Blackburn game at some point.
We hope he gets into the game, and we also hope he can knock a goal or two in for us. We badly need goals and points at the moment.
It’s also good that Oba’s football education is advancing at the club. 😀