Even more plaudits from Newcastleâ€™s players on just how good they think Kevin Keegan is â€“ this time from in-form goalkeeper Steve Harper.
Steve Harper – gets 20% more out of players
Steve talked to Sky Sports News today:
“Since Kevin came back, given time to get to know the players, he has proved what he can do at this massive football club,”
“He’s infectious, he just walks into a room and gets an extra 20 per cent out of players.â€ “You have to give him a lot of credit tactically for what he did a couple of months ago. â€œ
â€œHe changed the formation at Birmingham and got a big point when we needed it, and since then we’ve been a lot more solid at the back with a goal threat up front, and that’s a good combination.”
Newcastle have two rather difficult game to end the season with, and one of them will be an absolute cracker next Monday afternoon against Chelsea at St. Jamesâ€™ Park, which will be the final game a of a very disappointing season for Newcastleâ€™s fans.
The goalkeeper added:
“We’re not interested in who wins the title, although we hope to be more interested in that in the years to come.â€
“All we care about, come 4 o’clock on Monday, is to go out and try to win that game.â€
“Manchester United have got a big game against West Ham, but we can only do what we can do for ourselves and our football club.â€
We hope Newcastle are more interested in who wins the title next season, because if we can really get in say 5 world class players in the summer, we should be a lot higher up the league next year at this time – and that’s a certainty.
The only question will be – how much higher?
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