Steven Taylor has told the Newcastle United official site that the arrival of Joe Kinnear has helped take the pressure off the Newcastle United players.
Joe Kinnear talks to Steven Taylor and Xisco
Taylor had a strong game for the team yesterday, and showed all the fight of a Geordie raised on Tyneside, and of course Steven scored one and made one a minute either side of the interval, to have a crucial impact on the game, after a so so start.
After the game, Taylor told nufcTV that Kinnear had given the lads a big lift over the past week:
“He has been fantastic on the training ground, been good with the lads and given everyone a lift,”
“He has taken the pressure off our shoulders and is a good man to work for.” “He’s a man’s man and we respect him.”
The England Under-21 skipper scored his first goal of the season with a great header just before half-time to put Newcastle right back in the game.
“A goal near the end of the first half got us right back in the game,” “We were on a high and came out after half-time and equalized straight away.”
“The second-half performance from the lads was fantastic and we could’ve won it.” “It has been difficult for us and we have taken a lot of flak. We got a point and it is important to go on from here.”
It was a better game for Taylor yesterday, and indeed it was a better game for a lot of the lads, with Guthrie making an appreciable change in the middle of the field, and Charles N’Zogbia buzzing all game.
But we still put ourselves two goals in the hole, and from now on we have to start much more quickly, and the defense still has a ways to go to cut out the mistakes they continually make.