Kevin Keegan thinks that Joey Barton played his best game on Saturday against Fulham in our 2-0 critical win.
Joey Barton – best game on Saturday
It’s hard to disagree with Kevin on that one because, along with Nicky Butt, the two of them looked great in our midfield, and Joey is finally showing signs of his marauding play while at Manchester City.
Keegan spoke with the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œI felt it was definitely Joeyâ€™s best game â€“ I thought he played with his head, and not his heart, so much.â€
â€œHe has stopped wanting to run every game, and instead is just trying to do a good job for the team. He will catch the attention of people by doing that as heâ€™s a strong and determined lad.â€
â€œHe did all the things heâ€™s capable of doing, and did away with some of the things that are tougher for him.â€
â€œThe things you want to do and the things youâ€™re capable of doing are sometimes different.â€
Interesting comments from Kevin, who seems to be a much better coach than people give him credit for.
We watched the game again last night, and we were mildly surprised just how well the team played. The team kept their shape and everyone played well – a good team performance. Joey and Nicky Butt were great in midfield and Michael Owen had an even better game than we first thought.
His vision and passing were first class, and he still managed to score one goal out of the two chances he had, and he almost scored with a 25 yard shot in the first half, which was well saved by Kasey Keller.
It will obviously be a lot tougher at White Hart Lane on Sunday, but the team has to be brave, and think they can win this game. They can then go all out for another 3 points.
Comments very welcome.