Habib Beye is ready for next Monday night’s game with Manchester City, and the player of the season last year will be warmly welcomed back by the Newcastle faithful.
Habib Beye – fit for next Monday
After spending two months sidelined with his painful Achilles heel injury, Beye is now fit to play next Monday evening, and he has been sorely missed by the team.
Habib told the Evening Chronicle today:
“We can still have a respectable season. We won’t go down. We have too much quality” “There are still 31 games left to play and a lot of points and pride at stake.”
“I remember this time last year we made a good start and we were doing well, but after that it turned bad so it shows how it can change.” “We made a good start against Manchester United and Bolton.” “But it becomes harder because of what has happened.”
“If you win two or three games in a row, the season changes very quickly and we have three games out of four coming up at home. What can we do? We can try to win a lot of games and see where it takes us. And then we still have the FA Cup.”
Beye was Newcastle’s best player last season and was in fine form at the end of the season, so it’s a pity he’s been out of action with the Achilles problem.
But Beye is an experienced player, and the former captain of Marseilles is exactly what Newcastle need on the field right now, plus of course his never say die attitude and experience.
The Senegal international continued:
“It’s been a hard time for us all.” “I don’t like to watch in the stands. It’s hard because you want to play every game and you want to help the team. But we have to get behind the new manager.”
“I feel good now and I don’t feel the Achilles problem at all.” “I can now run properly and work with the rest of the team as usual.” “It will be good against Manchester City.”
“It is also good for the manager to have players fit again for him to pick from.” “Now I need to play some games to complete my comeback.”
“This is the first time I have been able to run properly since the summer.” “It has been hard for me before that to play, that’s why I stopped after Arsenal because it was too painful.”
“Now it is safe and I don’t feel a thing.”
Good words from Habib and we look forward to him having a solid game on Monday evening, when with a little luck, we may be able to pinch all 3 points.