Geremi is just one of the players who is now playing his best football at Newcastle United for Kevin Keegan.
Geremi - had a tough first season at Newcastle
Thereâ€™s no doubt Geremi has had a tough first season on Tyneside, where everything started out well.
Geremi was appointed club captain by Sam Allardyce, but then through loss of form, as much as anything, Sam replaced him as captain with Alan Smith. And then while Geremi and three more of our African players were away at the African Cup of Nations in Ghana, Keegan was appointed manager, and immediately made Michael Owen his captain.
Kevin Keegan talked to the Northern Echo today about Geremi:
“When I first came into the club, I wondered if he might not have been able to hold down a place,” “The feeling I got was that he’d had a tough time.â€
“But from the moment he came back from the African Cup of Nations and trained with us, I thought, ‘Wow’.â€ “Players respect him. He’s a clever player and he doesn’t give the ball away.”
“He’s one of my leaders around the place and he always has a smile on his face.”Â Â “He’s a fantastic person to have around the club.”
Geremi has certainly proved his worth to the club out on the right wing, and he’s playing so well with his close friend, Habib Beye, another player performing heroics for the team right now.
There’s a feel-good factor at Newcastle right now, due to the influence of the great Kevin Keegan, and a win at Portsmouth on Saturday, will only heighten the great expectations that are building with the Newcastle faithful for next season.
Good times are just ahead, we’re almost sure of that.