Geremi has been through quite a lot this season, but the cream always rises to the top, and Geremi is now enjoying good form on the right hand side of Newcastle’s midfield.
Geremi – playing well again for Newcastle United
Geremi was disappointed at losing the Newcastle captaincy, in rather strange circumstances, and he talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning:
â€œI understood why he took the captaincy away from me.â€ â€œHe said it was because I was going to be away on international duty.â€â€œThat was the good thing because he explained why. I respected it and it doesnâ€™t change anything about me â€“ all that has changed is I donâ€™t wear the armband.â€
â€œI still see myself as a leader because I will still talk to players and I still have the respect of the dressing room. By the time I returned from Ghana at the African Cup of Nations, Sam was gone.â€ â€œI heard about it when I was in Africa because I was in contact with people and I was concerned about what was happening in Newcastle.â€
â€œIâ€™ve never heard from Sam, but that is football.â€ â€œFootball teams can create a family and also separate a family.â€ â€œSam and I arenâ€™t enemies, these things just happen in the game.â€
And Geremi is now looking forward to getting another win for Newcastle tomorrow against Reading, which will be three wins on the trot for the first time this season.
â€œWe have a good mood in the camp and there is a lot of confidence,â€ â€œAnd that all comes from the good result against Tottenham last week.â€ â€œI think we have to be very aware against Reading, though.â€ â€œWe canâ€™t go to sleep and think it will be easy now. Reading are a team that are fighting for survival.â€
â€œWe are a team that also needs three points badly, and we need a lot of concentration to get them.â€ â€œWhat weâ€™ll try to do is repeat the performance against Tottenham.â€
â€œIt was a good feeling for me to get my first goal â€“ very good â€“ and especially at this moment.â€ â€œWe had been struggling in the previous weeks, and people were talking about us.â€ â€œOur situation was bad and our position in the table wasnâ€™t nice to see.â€ â€œBut we took two victories, which have meant we are looking up.â€
Geremi is turning out to be a good buy for Newcastle and he has been used well by Kevin Keegan, who immediately saw his value in training, once Geremi returned from playing excellently for Cameroon in the African Cup of Nations.
There is no doubt Geremi is a model professional, and he can do a good job for Newcastle in this new Keegan revolution we are starting to see.
He’s had a difficult season, but has still come out on top, and that says a lot for his strong character.