Kevin Keegan enjoyed his best day back at Newcastle yesterday when his team destroyed a good Tottenham side with an awesome display of attacking football in the second half.
Kevin Keegan – Newcastle went forward all the time
Kevin talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning:
â€œYou dream about playing like that away from home and winning 4-1, and you dream about being three goals up with 10 minutes to play. But the reality in the Premier League is that it is difficult to get into those situations.â€
â€œBut we thoroughly deserved it. Weâ€™re looking at a 4-1 win here and it could have been seven or eight. We hit the bar and the post, and Paul Robinson made two terrific saves. It was a really good performance.â€
â€œWeâ€™re a small squad but thereâ€™s an awful lot of quality in there. Itâ€™s not going to be a case of wholesale changes this summer, we donâ€™t need that. What we need is two or three quality additions â€“ but they have to be quality.â€
â€œSometimes the quality gets lost a little bit if you get on a bad run, but Iâ€™ve never doubted the ability of the players I have here. Suddenly, when they start to play like that, you think, â€˜We donâ€™t need a lot to set us alongâ€™.”
“If we could add two or three big signings they would make a difference, but they would have to be very good players to improve what youâ€™ve seen out there.â€
This was easily the best performance since Keegan returned to the club and it was the best performance of what had been a disastrous season for the club. And this is a significant result for the club becasue it shows what we can look forward to under Kevin’s management.
He seems to have been right all along that the club has a small squad but has quality. He’s also right that a win is all they needed because they got that against Fulham last week and now this great performance yesterday.
It was great to see Owner Mike Ashley during the game and leading the cheers after each goal and he looked ecstatic in the away end at the end of this game. After all it was another double for the club in successive weeks.
Chairman Chris Mort was thrilled in the directorsâ€™ box, while directors of football and recruitment Dennis Wise and Tony Jimenez left White Hart Lane with an obvious spring in their steps. Yes, both of them attended the game so we expect that to be big news in the Daily Mail today. 😀
It’s not to go overboard after this pearl of a performance but we’ll have to ensure we get all 3 points against reading this weekend, and banish any relegation worries once and for all.
The lads were terrific yesterday, every single one of them, and they did the Newcastle club proud. They can all be very proud of their performances.