Habib Beye is as positive as ever, as he talked today about Newcastle’s 3 remaining league fixtures.
Habib Beye – wants 9 points out of last 3 games
Beye told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:
â€œWe just need to keep winning.â€ â€œIf we can do that it will be a great end to the season.â€â€œWeâ€™ve got lots of confidence to do that too.â€
â€œWhen youâ€™ve been to Tottenham and won 4-1 away in the previous away game and youâ€™ve won a few games, you are confident of course.â€
By Keeganâ€™s assessment Newcastle were only at 50%-60% and with teams lower in the league that may be enough to win, as it was against Sunderland. But West Ham are a better side and weâ€™ll have to play a lot better on Saturday to get all 3 points, which is what we need.
â€œWhen you are playing with confidence it can help you even when you arenâ€™t at your very best.â€
â€œI donâ€™t think that we were playing as well as we can in the first half against Sunderland. But we still managed to win the game.â€
â€œWhen you have a player like Michael Owen playing with such confidence itâ€™s very good.â€ â€œBut everybody is working hard right now.â€
It will be difficult, with just 3 games remaining to make up the 5 points on West Ham, who also have a better goal difference so weâ€™d have to make up 6 points. Weâ€™re not sure weâ€™ll be able to achieve that but we must win on Saturday.
Habib went on:
â€œWe want to finish strongly.â€ â€œThatâ€™s because itâ€™s very important for next season.â€â€œWhen you win, you feel good. West Ham is next, then Chelsea and Everton â€“ itâ€™s possible to take nine points.”
â€œThe Sunderland match was probably more important than the previous three because it was the derby.â€
â€œWe have 41 points, and to end the season with 50 would be a respectable end to this season.â€
We actually have 42 points, and getting to 50 points would signal a reasonable season, after it looked so bad in mid-March. It would also give the team, and the Newcastle fans, tremendous momentum going into the summer transfer season, and for August, when we start our next important campaign.
It seems to us the players are just determined to keep this good run going.