Beye – You Need To Be Strong For Premier League


Habib Beye has been talking today about how intense it is in the Premier league.

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Habib Beye – high intensity in the Premier League
Hebib talked to the Newcastle Journal today:

“I 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,”

“When 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.”

Beye won our vote recently as Sam’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.

He’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.

Habib continued:

“It 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.”

“I have enjoyed myself here. In France it is more tactical – 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.”

“Of 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.”

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.

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • Hamas (51times)

    May 1, 2008 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #1

    Best right back we’ve had for a very long time.

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  • Toon are me

    May 1, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Had the good fortune be able to speak to Habib Beye after the Mackem stuffing, congratulated him on his recent good performances and explained how much it meant to the fans to beat Sunderland.
    The bloke was cracking, joking that he hoped they stay up so that “we can do the same to them next season” and also waxed lyrical about his time in toon, the fans and the city!!
    Took time to speak to my 2 kids also about kids stuff.

    Cracking player and excellent bloke outside of work also…………………

    Thsi bloke is a real role model and is more than deserved of all the praise his boss heaps upon him!!!

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  • broon ale

    May 1, 2008 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #3

    some would argue he’s the best right back in the premier league. i cant think of many better.

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  • Leo

    May 1, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #4

    one of the best i wouldnt say he was better than sanga, not far off though. he is our best right back for a long time.

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  • big pea ov the weab

    May 1, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #5

    realy top right back we will do well to keep hold of him

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  • aaron d

    May 1, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #6

    one thing sagna has over beye is age, think beye is 30 or 31 so has only 2/3 seasons left at this level really so thats a shame. Have rated beye for a while was good against us in the eufa cup. i cant think of any one better than him either.

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  • Ed Harrison

    May 1, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Toon Are Me – good information – thanks.

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  • Fernando

    May 1, 2008 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #8

    Great Beye. What kind of things do you fit into training regime to get stronger for football? Don’t tell me just bench presses. Need to get cover for beye and someone to push him so he doesn’t get complacent.

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  • Obafan

    May 1, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #9

    Fantastic player, the best of this season for us. Can’t wait for next season and the signings KK will make.

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  • ToonTex

    May 1, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Great talent. Loads of desire. Wonderful attitude. Getting a young, promising right back to work under him for the next few seasons would be a smart move.

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