Kevin Keegan was just delighted with the performance of his Newcastle side following the 3-0 victory over Reading at St. Jamesâ€™ Park this afternoon.
Kevin Keegan – delighted at Newcastle performance
Obafemi Martins, Michael Owen and Mark Viduka all scored goals to get three wins in a row for Newcastle, for the very first time this season.
Keegan was happy with his strikers but also says that Habib Beye, must be playing as well as any other right back in the division.
Kevin said after the game:
“The players deserved everything they got,” “Without ever reaching the heights of the Tottenham performance, we played some good football, we defended well when we had to, and we limited a committed Reading side to one shot on goal.â€
“The front three all got a goal apiece, and the midfield I thought were superb.â€ “Joey Barton got man of the match but I think you could have given it to four or five players.â€
“I thought Habib Beye was outstanding. If there’s a better right-back in the Premier League than him, I’m sure there are one or two, but I’m not sure they are playing as well as he is.”
“We’ve got the confidence and belief that comes with getting a few results. There’s no way you could look at that squad of players, with the quality and experience we have, and say they can’t play good football.â€
“They just lost their way a bit. Some results hurt, like conceding six goals in the second half against Manchester United.â€
“They’ve taken a lot of knocks, even since I’ve been here, but they’ve not felt sorry for themselves and they’ve bounced back.”
Good words from Kevin and he’s right to give the credit to the players because they have battled back really well in the last four or five games.
Our next game should be a good game away at Portsmouth. Pompey took us apart at St. James’ Park last November, when they were 3-0 up after just 11 minutes, so we have a score to settle with Portsmouth next Saturday in a late kick-off game (5:15 pm KO).
One thing is certain, it should be another excellent game to watch and a win is surely again on the cards, if the lads can keep up their good form.