Kevin Keegan has admitted that Newcastle United could have been hammered on Sunday, if it not been for the brilliance of our goalkeeper Steve Harper.
Steve Harper – has been brilliant for Newcastle this season
Steve has been little short of magnificent since Keegan arrived at Newcastle and was given his chance when Shay Given injured his groin again.
Kevin Keegan has rightly paid tribute to Harper today, and if keeps his place next season, and continues in this type of form, thereâ€™s no reason why he cannot force himself into the full England squad.
Kevin told Newcastle World TV:
“It could have been five or six without Harps,” “He played very well and made some great saves.â€
“A lot of them were at him, but with the ball moving about he did very well.â€ “He has been excellent for me.â€
“He came in at a very difficult time after Shay’s injury and he can be proud of how he has played in all the games.â€
“I can honestly say that you can look at the goals we have conceded and you can’t say ‘Steve, you could have done better’.â€
“The ones that have beat him have either been great strikes or he has been unprotected, and that was also the case against Everton.”
Kevin usually tells us he signed Steve from Seaham Red Star in 1993, but he didn’t this time, so we will.
He’s been a great back-up goalkeeper at the club, but that status has every chance of changing next season as he will fight it out, more than ever, with his pal Shay Given for the starting position, between the sticks.
That’s one place in the team we will not have any weakness in next season, that’s for sure.