A truly ecstatic Kevin Keegan said that every one of his Newcastle United players today were heroes after Sunday’s brilliant 4-1 rout of Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
Michael Owen celebrates his goal – look at those players’ faces!
Newcastle truly ran riot in the second half as Geremi, Michael Owen and Oba Martins added to Nicky Butt’s equalizer which came right on half time.
It was a delighted Keegan who spoke to Newcastle World TV after the game:
“It’s hard to single players out because we had 11 heroes out their today,” “Even when we went a goal down I had seen enough to convince me we would get back in the game.”
“Of course Nicky Butt’s equalizer has come at a crucial time but even then, it didn’t affect my half-time team-talk because I always thought we would get something.”
“But happened in the second-half was incredible and every one of the players deserves credit.”
“It’s a massive win but the performance was outstanding and it’s a very happy dressing room in there.”
Most of the Newcastle players had heard of Kevin Keegan when he took over, and they seem to have worked together over the last two months through some very difficult times.
But the players now at Newcastle United must be thanking their lucky stars that they have a chance of being part of this new Newcastle United that Kevin is starting to build.
There is little doubt we are now seeing what the maestro can do. OK, so it took him a few weeks to finally get the best out of the Newcastle players. 😀
But this result is significant because it shows the Keegan magic is still there big time, and the players are now starting to play out of their skins for the manager.
While we have to be careful not to make too much out of this one game, who else could have got a result like this at White Hart Lane?
After a difficult two months it does seem that Kevin and his staff are starting to pull the very best out of the players at the club right now, and this must auger well for our chances of a very good season next season.
And the football Newcastle are playing under the new coach is just a joy to watch. Roll on the last 6 games of this dour season – and roll on next season – we just cannot wait.