Newcastle’s former captain, Geremi, is currently on World Cup qualifying duty with the Cameroon side.
Geremi – complete faith in Kevin Keegan
And Geremi talked to the Evening Chronicle today looking forward to next season on Tyneside:
â€œEverything is set up to succeed, without a doubt.â€
â€œWe have everything to do it with the facilities. And not to mention the fans. Every week St Jamesâ€™ Park is full.”
â€œThatâ€™s a big thing â€“ itâ€™s exciting. When you play you want to fight for those people and try to win something.”
â€œWhen you win matches they are happy so it inspires you to do well.â€
Geremi insists that since Kevin Keegan arrived back on Tyneside, he has slowly but surely instilled confidence in his players, which started to show during the last 10 games of the season, when we put together a very impressive run.
It did take 9 games for Kevin to register his first win back at Newcastle, and of course the tabloid press had a field day with that. But Kevin had them eating their words when the tunraround came.
â€œKevin will try to do it his own way and the way he knows. He doesnâ€™t do things like anybody else.”
â€œIf you remember when we were struggling, he was telling us that the training is good.”
â€œHe said donâ€™t worry about the results, they will come â€“ and he was right.”
â€œIf you look at the Blackburn match, we were the greater team but we lost the game.”
â€œThatâ€™s football, but he told us afterwards that things will come, and it did.”
â€œWe trained well, and we were playing well and scoring goals.â€
Geremi is certainly right about that.
Kevin said as soon as he arrived that the squad he had inherited was a good one but that the confidence was low.
He kept saying that once the team got their first win, everything would be fine, and once we beat Fulham 2-0, after doing everything against Blackburn but score in the previous home game, the team hardly looked back.
So Kevin certainly knows what he’s talking about, and to be honest we cannot wait for next season to start because we feel success in the air already.
But we do need to sign some very good players in the summer first.