Geremi has talked today to the Newcastle Journal and he thinks Newcastle United’s recent turnaround and great form is all down to Kevin Keegan.
Geremi – turnaround all down to the confidence of Kevin Keegan
The free agent summer signing from Chelsea believes his improving personal fortunes are down to the confidence the new Newcastle manager has shown in him.
Geremi said today:
â€œWe were in a very, very bad situation a few weeks ago but we stuck together under the managerâ€™s guidance and that has helped us turn things aroundâ€
â€œWe listened to him and he was always confident that we would come out of this situation.”
“When that message comes from the manager it does give you confidence. We trained well, we worked hard and now weâ€™re starting to get our reward.â€
It took some time for Geremi to return from the African Cup of nations as Cameroon reached the final where they were defeated by reigning champions Egypt.
Kevin Keegan watched those games and said that he though Geremi was playing very well in the tournament, and it was obvious he couldn’t wait to meet and train with the Cameroon International.
By Kevin’s own words he was keen to see what he could do, and after a few training sessions Kevin said he had to have Geremi in the team somewhere, because of his vast experience and savvy play.
He has fitted in brilliantly on the right side of midfield where his great passing and crossing ability is used to very good effect. He reminds us a little of the way David Beckham plays on the right using his great passing ability to bring in other players.
And of course Geremi’s an excellent taker of free kicks as he proved for Cameroon during the recent championships, and proved on Sunday with a beautiful strike for the all important second goal.
We think Geremi is turning out to be another solid summer buy by Sam Allardyce and he is proving Kevin right in his thinking. That we don’t need more than say four (or five) very good players to come in during the summer.
What do you think?
Comments very welcome.