Habib Beye has been talking today about how intense it is in the Premier league.
Habib Beye – high intensity in the Premier League
Hebib talked to the Newcastle Journal today:
â€œI like the physical side, but I have worked very hard with Lamby (Adrian Lamb), the fitness coach, to make sure I am able to deal with it in England,â€
â€œWhen you come to England you need to have good body fitness. You need to be strong. You think you are strong when you come to England, but you need to work. I work on it all the time to get stronger and that has helped it become easier for me.â€
Beye won our vote recently as Samâ€™s best summer buy with 58% of the vote followed by Abdoulaye Faye (10%) and young Jose Enrique (6%) tied with Mark Viduka (6%) for 3rd place.
Heâ€™s certainly looked the part for Newcastle at right back and has played even better, if anything, since Kevin Keegan arrived. The word about being stronger also seems to have got through to 20 year-old David Edgar, who will be bulking up for next season.
â€œIt is rougher here than in France. If you see the games in the Champions League between Chelsea and Liverpool you see how tough it is. People in France talk about the game, about why English teams are doing so well in Europe. It is about intensity.â€
â€œI have enjoyed myself here. In France it is more tactical â€“ 1-1, 0-1 results, etc. It is not very exciting for the fans but when you come to England you see 4-4, 5-4.” Even last Saturday to come back from two down to draw 2-2. For me it is very spectacular and I am enjoying myself.â€
â€œOf course, the most important thing is how the team performs and not myself, but the defense has been good and we are playing well. We showed great character at West Ham. To come back from two down was great. It is important to finish strongly and not lose any games at the end of the season.â€
Habib Beye has become a fan favorite when Kevin recently talked about his do or die attitude, and we are certainly well set up with Habib at right back. We’ve often thought he would make a good captain as well, although we have to say we’re very happy with the job Michael Owen has done since January, and don’t see any reason to change that.
Habib is one of the many leaders in the team, and he’s done so well at the club. Roll on next season.