Keegan Still on High After Fantastic Performance

Kevin Keegan seemed still on a high when he talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today on the fantastic display of his team yesterday in North London.


Kevin Keegan – brilliant performance from his team yesterday

A happy Kevin Keegan talked to the Evening Chronicle today:

“I thought it was a terrific performance, and everybody played their part.” “I can honestly say, even in those good old days when we were called The Entertainers, I can’t remember us playing any better than that away from home.”

“Maybe against Antwerp, when we won 5-0 and a guy called Robert Lee scored a hat-trick.” “But this is Tottenham Hotspur, and this is a club which is also on the rise. There’s no doubt about that. “It’s the only top-flight club that’s won a trophy this year.”

“We have come to a quality place, played quality football, put in a quality performance and, to be honest, we deserved to win by more.” “I don’t think 4-1 flatters us.” “We didn’t play on the break, we dominated a football match.”

“We came in at half-time with the score 1-1, and it was a travesty.” “We were much the better side, but we could have been 1-0 down, and that would have been a double travesty.”

“But the players have been playing well, and they knew it was there for the taking.” “They found a spirit and belief. You can’t underestimate how important it’s been to get the four lads back from the African Nations Cup and, of course, Mark Viduka.”

“Suddenly, half the team is different to the first team I picked, and that’s no disrespect to the ones who played, because they’re quality players.” “But this seems to be a team with a good shape and a good balance, and a lot of goals in it.”

“I still haven’t seen Nicky score in training. I haven’t seen his equaliser yet, but it must have gone through someone’s legs!” “Butty, Michael Owen, Abdoulaye Faye, Geremi and Alan Smith have been the leaders.”

It was interesting that on Friday Kevin was saying that he had never seen Nicky Butt score a goal, even in training and then Nicky obliges with a very well taken goal just before the break.

The pleasing thing about yesterday’s game is that it was a very strong team performance and every single player played their part.

There is a spirit and confidence in the side that could make this team very menacing indeed through the rest of this season. Hope so. 😀

Comments always welcome.

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