Habib Beye talked to Newcastle World TV yesterday, and after watching the video, we were impressed with both what Habib said, and his general sensible attitude at the club.
Habib Beye – we shouldn’t be in this position
This is what Habib told Newcastle World TV yesterday, in his French accent:
â€œWhen I joined Newcastle, I was very confident I could achieve success here,â€ â€œThis is very difficult for us but we have to stay together. It is a difficult moment for the club, the players, everyone. All of us have to do our best to make sure the club stays in the Premier League because now it is very tight. We are not where we want to be.â€
â€œThere are nine games left. They are nine cup finals. I came here wanting to play in a cup final and now I have nine of them! But not the kind I expected. None of us thought we would be where we are. It is very different but I still want to do my best for this club.â€
â€œI had a similar experience to this one when I was at Strasbourg,â€ â€œWhen I was there, we went a long time without winning a game, just like this one. Strasbourg and Newcastle are very different. Strasbourg was only a little club, while Newcastle is a big club. We should not be where we are in the table.â€
â€œNewcastle should be in the top five. When I left Strasbourg, I never thought I would be in a situation like that again, especially after joining such a big club as Newcastle.â€
â€œEverybody needs to give their best for the club,â€ â€œMy own confidence is okay but it would be even better if we won a game. Birmingham is a massive game.â€
â€œI would say that because of everything that has happened, it is our biggest game of the season. It is the most important because we are in the same position as them. I would not have thought that a few weeks ago.â€
Habib Beye has been joined by Senegal team mate Lamine Diatta until the end of the season, and Habib was asked what he thinks Lamine can offer to the team:
â€œHe is a good player who plays center-back and right-back as well,â€
“He is captain of Senegal, he has a lot of experience and won two championships with Lyon. I think it is a good addition to the squad.â€
Good words form Habib who was voted on our site as the best Big Sam summer buy by 56% of voters. Second place went to Senegal team mate Abdoulaye Faye with 23% of the vote. Given those facts Lamine Diatta, captain of Senegal, has a good chance of being a good player for us this season – but Kevin must play him once he’s match fit.
Kevin seems to be getting into a bad habit of playing the same players week in week out, who continue to let him down, the club down, and themselves down, with their gutless performances.