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:
â€œI thought it was a terrific performance, and everybody played their part.â€ â€œI can honestly say, even in those good old days when we were called The Entertainers, I canâ€™t remember us playing any better than that away from home.â€
â€œMaybe against Antwerp, when we won 5-0 and a guy called Robert Lee scored a hat-trick.â€ â€œBut this is Tottenham Hotspur, and this is a club which is also on the rise. Thereâ€™s no doubt about that. â€œItâ€™s the only top-flight club thatâ€™s won a trophy this year.â€
â€œWe have come to a quality place, played quality football, put in a quality performance and, to be honest, we deserved to win by more.â€ â€œI donâ€™t think 4-1 flatters us.â€ â€œWe didnâ€™t play on the break, we dominated a football match.â€
â€œWe came in at half-time with the score 1-1, and it was a travesty.â€ “We were much the better side, but we could have been 1-0 down, and that would have been a double travesty.â€
“But the players have been playing well, and they knew it was there for the taking.â€ “They found a spirit and belief. You canâ€™t underestimate how important itâ€™s been to get the four lads back from the African Nations Cup and, of course, Mark Viduka.â€
“Suddenly, half the team is different to the first team I picked, and thatâ€™s no disrespect to the ones who played, because theyâ€™re quality players.â€ “But this seems to be a team with a good shape and a good balance, and a lot of goals in it.â€
“I still havenâ€™t seen Nicky score in training. I havenâ€™t seen his equaliser yet, but it must have gone through someoneâ€™s legs!â€ “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.