Habib Beye completed his first full Tyne Wear Derby game yesterday and was very happy with the 3 points.Â So happy he made sure a young fan got his jersey after the game.
Habib Beye – another strong game for the Senegal star
A very happy Habib Beye talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:
â€œI was delighted to be part of that.” â€œTo win 2-0, keep a clean sheet and beat Sunderland was a very good game for us.”â€œIt was good for the crowd and everybody in the city.”
â€œIt means everybody is happy because you know you canâ€™t lose these games. Itâ€™s a big derby and itâ€™s great for the whole club.â€
Beye threw his jersey to a young child after the game and we was asked about this gesture:
â€œIt was to say thank you to the crowd.” â€œI gave it to a little child and itâ€™s important to do this sometimes.”
â€œWe use 38 shirts each season, so itâ€™s good to give one to a young fan.” â€œOnce Iâ€™d given it away though I realised how cold the weather was in Newcastle!”
â€œBut I enjoyed playing in this game so much.” â€œIt was my first time and hopefully it isnâ€™t the last time.â€ â€œIt could have been more.” â€œThe first half wasnâ€™t that good but we scored two goals and I think it was a fair deal.”
â€œSometimes you play well and you canâ€™t score. And sometimes you play when you arenâ€™t at your best and score twice.â€
Beye was dumped into the sidelines by a Daryl Murphy challenge in the first half but Habib said he was expecting it to be tough yesterday:
â€œI expected that and sometimes itâ€™s my job to do that as well.” â€œI try to get up and down the pitch.”
â€œI like to get chances but Michael Owen scored our goals on this day and he played very well.”
â€œNow we can look ahead to West Ham and aim to finish the season on a high.â€
West Ham beat Derby County on Saturday and are still 5 points clear of us with a better goal difference.
So we’ll at least have to win the game at Upton Park and then win the games at home to Chelsea and away to Everton if we have any chance of catching the Hammers and finish in 10th position.
The games will not be easy and we’ll need to play better than we did yesterday in the second half.
But 9 points is still realistic giving the way the lads are playing.