Habib Beye will start his first Tyne-Wear derby game on Sunday but he thinks the games between Sunderland and Newcastle are tame compared to the derby games he experienced in France.
Habib Beye – Marseilles – PSG games crazy
Habib Beye thinks the game on Sunday will be much more civilized than some of the games he played in France:
â€œWhen youâ€™ve played in a Marseilles v Paris Saint Germain game itâ€™s more intense. Marseilles hate Paris Saint Germain and vice versa. In England you donâ€™t have a problem with hooligans any more. In France you still have some.â€
â€œThe two clubs are very far apart, but 10 years ago Paris were a big, big club, and Marseilles as well. They would always have a big fight to win the league and the French Cup.â€
â€œI remember two years ago when PSG fans broke the windows of the Marseilles team bus when we played there. None of the players were hurt, although the driver was hit on his head by a rock. In England you canâ€™t do that. In France itâ€™s crazy.â€
The game on Sunday will be intense, and it should also be a decent game, but these days we don’t have too much of the hooligan element in these games. That, thankfully, is a bygone thing, which is all to the good.
We expect a good entertaining game, but we’d be very surprised if Newcastle don’t take all 3 points – we certainly need them.