Geremi Both Scores and Makes Goals

Geremi has so far scored two goals for Newcastle United this season and he admits he would love to score against his old club Chelsea on Monday afternoon.


Geremi in training

His last goal which was the equalizer against West Ham last Saturday was a glancing header from a thunderbolt shot from Oba Martins. Geremi talked today to the Evening Chronicle about the goal.

“I saw the ball come, and it was not going to the goal. I tried to guide it in, and fortunately it went in.”

“Some people reminded me that I have scored two goals on my last two games in London, which is good for me but what would give me great pleasure is another goal against a London club at home on Monday.”

Geremi is more a goal-maker than a goalscorer however, and he has 5 assists to his name this season as well as his two goals.

Geremi can be a beautiful crosser of the ball and of course he laid one on for Michael Owen after 4 minutes recently against Sunderland at St. James’ Park.

This is more than any other Newcastle player this season, and Geremi has certainly become a good player again under Kevin Keegan.

Geremi added:

“I’m not a goalscorer. I am a midfielder, who tries to work hard. I try to win the ball, and give some good assists – that is my job.”

“But when you are a player, and you score and get a good result, it is fantastic. You cannot put a price on that.”

We will need Geremi at his very best next Monday if we are to get a result against an in-form Chelsea outfit, who will be fielding their strongest side trying to get the win, which could propel them to the Premier League Title.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • nufctj

    May 2, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Geremi has done well for us during our current good run of form. However, I think he will be a squad player next year. We will be signing some quality midfielders that are going to push him out of the starting 11.

    I also think we should look at our perfromance against West Ham and be a bit worried about our chances against Chelsea. The West Ham game showed how easily we can slip back into the old mode. If it were not for some absolute brilliance on the part of Martins, we would have went down. I think that game highlighted the lack of quality we still have and how we need to strengthen the squad in all areas this summer.

  • Tom4NUFC

    May 2, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Imo he is a brilliant player we can rely on as backup, however not a regular starter next year,
    Hopefully milner can learn a thing of two about crossing from him

  • Nick C

    May 2, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #3

    Yeah, like hitting the first man at every corner…

  • Tom4NUFC

    May 2, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Ok Nick, I mean asin open play

  • tdt

    May 2, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #5


  • sas1

    May 2, 2008 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #6

    “Geremi can be a beautiful crosser of the ball”

    He can also look like he’s never crossed a ball before in his life.

  • Graeme

    May 2, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Geremi has to be one of our most consistant crossers of the ball this season – he hits the 1st defender every time!!

    He should become no more than a squad player next season when all the new “Midfield Maesto’s” arrive in the close season. He will get games through injury and no more!!

  • Sean

    May 2, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Geremi’s crap. He has no pace, his crosses are consistantly terrible and despite his goal against Spurs shouldn’t be allowed near a dead ball. He occasionally pulls a good cross out, however this is unfortunately the exception and not the rule. Good bloke though.

  • Vitorbarbosa

    May 2, 2008 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #9

    It doesn’t matter if it hits the first player, everytime as long as whenever the cross make his way pass the first player, it is an assist.

    It’s useless if the cross get past everyone, or can be hit, but no power.

  • ChrisL

    May 2, 2008 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #10

    “We will need Geremi at his very best next Monday”

    He’ll need to be better then that!! I’d like to see him warming the bench net season.

  • toonarmy08

    May 2, 2008 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #11

    He seems to be a very good character to have around the place,good leader and will be used next season as a squad player,but will be great to have around with kk saying he wants to a few youngsters in.Apparently Geremi was very good with n’zogbia under fat sam,as charlie wasnt happy(when is he?).Seems to be great guy!!

  • Graeme

    May 2, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Geremi will not be good enough to make the team next season – if he is, KK didnt do his job right in the transfer market.

    A great bloke to have as a back up, but little more next term.

  • Leo

    May 2, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #13

    loved it the fulham at home game near the end when he fluffed a long ranger and instead kicked the floor, was highly amused lol

  • Ben K

    May 2, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #14

    He may hit the first man on every corner, but he also can be deadly accurate with shorter crosses, as long as he has some space. He consistently feeds Owen, but is WAY to slow and careless with the ball. It’s too bad that he no longer has the pace to start for a top squad, as he has been responsible for a few of the good results we’ve had as of late. His style is far different than most players, but no doubt it’s worked better for NUFC than earlier in the year, when Milner, Zog, or Duff would endlessly dribble on the wing before delivering a blind cross anyone in a black and white shirt was unprepared for.


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