Newcastle’s Kevin Keegan was delighted at the way his side performed in North London last Sunday, but he is adamant that this is the beginning of something new, rather than the end of an up-tick in form.
Kevin Keegan – wants more of the same
Keegan spoke to the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œObviously we played well at Spurs on Sunday, but we also played sensibly, and thatâ€™s what I am looking for tomorrow.â€ â€œWe have to be very careful that we do not start thinking we have already done enough. All we have done by winning at White Hart Lane is to set ourselves up nicely for tomorrowâ€™s game.â€
â€œI feel that if we do win then we are safe from relegation and that we can start putting pressure on the teams above us. There is no reason why we should not make it three victories on the bounce.â€ â€œAnd if we do apply ourselves we are with a great shout of winning, but if we do not then we could find ourselves in trouble.â€
â€œOur confidence has been increasing really since the game with Blackburn at home last month. We didnâ€™t win that one or the next games at Liverpool or Birmingham, but we did against Fulham when we never really looked like losing.” â€œThe confidence has been building all the time and this is such an important part of football.â€
Newcastle now have two wins and a draw in their last three games and are looking at three wins on the trot for the very first time in the Premier League this season.
Newcastle are now in a decent 12th place in the table, and Reading are in 15th slot, but a Reading win will put them above Newcastle in the table. These games with teams beneath us in the table are must win games, and we must have a decent chance tomorrow of talking all 3 points, but Reading are never an easy team to beat.
Newcastle will undoubtedly get a great reception from the crowd, which is expected once again to be a sell-out, with only a handful of single seats left when the box office opened this morning.
Seems like old times are on the way back to the club.
It’s an excellent opportunity for the lads to give a great attacking performance for the Newcastle faithful – that’s the very least they deserve because of their excellent support of the team, through another disastrous season.