Habib Beye is certainly getting a lot of positive press this week following his great game against Reading on Saturday, where he turned in a tremendous performance at right back and was the best player on the field.
Habib Beye – big favorite with Newcastle’s fans
Keegan again talked to the Evening Chronicle today about Habib:
â€œHabib Beye was my man of the match, just ahead of Joey Barton.â€ â€œI wouldnâ€™t argue with Joey, because he was a terrific engine, driving us forward, but I thought Habib was absolutely outstanding.â€
â€œYou canâ€™t play right-back any better than that in the system we had. He defended well, and he got forward well. I donâ€™t think he gave the ball away.â€
â€œI think he works superbly well with Geremi â€“ those two were fantastic.â€
Beye, like most of Samâ€™s buys this season, did not have the best of starts, as his first appearance for Newcastle was coming on during the defeat at Derby County, the only win Derby have managed all season.
Habib came on as a substitute for Stephen Taylor in the second half of that game, when Newcastle were just terrible.
Kevin Keegan continued:
â€œI think you can tell the fans are really taking to him because they can see that commitment.â€
â€œThere are a lot of things that get the crowd going here. One is exciting football, like the third goal against Reading on Saturday.”
â€œThe other is a good tackle â€“ and Habib Beye can certainly do that.â€
Thereâ€™s no doubt Habib Beye is now a big favorite with the Newcastle fans because they can see the ladâ€™s 100% commitment. The fact that heâ€™s playing so well for Keegan augers well for all of our squad for next season.
A good start next season with around 5 new players and we can do very well next season. Exactly where we can finish is debatable but a good win streak can get us up there again with the big boys.
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