Oba Martins seems to be a lot happier these days that he is starting in Newcastleâ€™s attack under new manager Kevin Keegan.
Oba Martins – on the goal trail again
Oba managed to score his first goal for Newcastle since last December on Sunday and it was the best goal of the game. He was put through by a great first time ball from Joey Barton and he ran through and easily beat goalkeeper Paul Robinson to get Newcastleâ€™s 4th goal of the game.
Martins talked to the Northern Echo this morning:
“My job is to score goals,” “Of course I was happy to score at White Hart Lane, that is what every striker should do.â€
â€œBut you can only score goals if you are playing and that’s been my problem.”
But now, with things seeming to improve all the time, and a manager who appears to see Obaâ€™s unique qualities, Martins seems very optimistic about the future.
“We can’t relax and think that we have done it, because there are a lot of clubs fighting down there.”
“I believe that we should just continue to put in more effort like we have done and then the results will come.”
It’s good to have both Michael Owen and Oba Martins starting in the same team. They seem to play well together with big man Mark Viduka up front with them in an attacking 4-3-3 formation. Kevin will somehow need to ensure Oba is in his starting eleven next season to keep Oba happy and at the club.
We think Oba can do a great job for the club in this second management era under Kevin Keegan, which seems to be gathering a little momentum now. 😀