Habib Beye, The Newcastle United Blog Player of the Season for last year, has retired from International Football.
Habib Beye – now retired from International play for Senegal
Habib announced his International retirement from Senegal, after the African Cup of Nations completed earlier this year, so he is having a well deserved rest after his great play for the team last season.
He played a total of 35 times for his country, with one goal.
Beye, however, is now looking at finishing high up in the league next season with Newcastle:
â€œI think we can finish in the top six.”â€œWe need to keep working all of the time to close this gap.”
â€œI still think we can get in the UEFA Cup â€“ or better.” â€œWe need to think positively as a team.”
â€œWe need to have the same mentality as the clubs going into the Champions League â€“ we need to be ambitious.”
â€œBut I think anywhere in the top six would be a good season for us next year.â€
Newcastle showed good sings, near the end of the season, that their current squad was as good as Kevin kept saying it was.
While it looks like we’ll lose quite a few players in the summer, if we can indeed bring in 5 top players, our squad for next season will be very good, if on the small side.
But it will take some time to get back to a top four team as Beye concedes as he continued:
â€œI think we could see against Chelsea there was a gap between us and the top four.”Â â€œBut we showed in the first half that we can live with them.”
â€œWe need to keep improving, but next season will be different when everybody starts the season on zero points.â€
With Beye now on Tyneside, probably for an extended stay, Newcastle fans are cautiously optimistic that next season we’ll do very well in the league.
And perhaps we can finish around where we should be – at least in the top six.