Newcastle Unitedâ€™s Habib Beye loves playing in a Kevin Keegan side, and it seems that Keegan is just as positive about his Senegal right back being at Newcastle.
Habib Beye – had his best game for the club on Saturday
The 30 year-old Senegal international has fully benefited from Kevin’s enthusiastic approach to the game, and he had two assists on Saturday as he continually supported the attack down the right wing. He looked a great player on Saturday, and 61% of our readers think he was Newcastle’s best player with 689 votes in so far.
And Keegan, who was obviously way up-beat after another easy win, interrupted Beyeâ€™s interview after the game, to tell the Press just how good he felt his full-back was. 😀
And the former Marseille player continued his interview and said:
â€œâ€œKevin Keegan is only focusing on doing good things for the club.” “In turn, the players want to do something good for him.â€ â€œWhen he speaks, you listen to everything he has to say.â€
â€œIt was a good performance from the team â€“ this is the third win in a row.â€ â€œNine points is perfect for us.â€ â€œWe needed to save the club from relegation and stay in the Premier League, and those points have almost helped to do that.â€
â€œItâ€™s not just for this season â€“ these wins are helping us build for next season.â€ â€œTo keep a clean sheet was very important for the defence and everyone at the club.â€
â€œWeâ€™re also getting a lot of goals â€“ in the last four games we have 10.â€ â€œIt was just perfect, and the manager was happy with us all.â€ â€œBut we want to win all of our last five games.â€ â€œThat would be something very positive for next season.â€
Keegan’s new 4-3-3 formation has had the team looking just great in recent weeks, and defender Beye says there are now lots of different attacking options for the team.
â€œItâ€™s magnificent with the players we have. Mark Viduka keeps the ball very well and itâ€™s the same with Michael Owen.â€ â€œAnd Oba Martins is electrifying.â€ â€œThey all scored, so that does great things for confidence.â€ â€œThe plan worked very well and we played 4-3-3.â€
â€œThis is the best system for the team.â€ â€œBut we must continue to do what we have been doing for the final five games of the season.â€
Habib is the best player Big Sam brought in last summer, and since Kevin came back to the club Beye has played even better at right back. He will be a fixture at right back in Kevin’s teams for the next few seasons, that’s a certainty.
We’re so pleased to have such positive and talented players like Habib at the Tyneside club. 😀