Beye played his first full game following his Achilles injury on Saturday, but he did not play well and Newcastle lost there for the first time in 28 years.
Habib Beye – so sorry players let fans down
Beye told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:
“We are sorry to the supporters.” “We know that it affects their life and it’s important for them.” “They want to show their pride about their team and they are disappointed.” “We are feeling like them.”
“But it’s a good thing we have a game so soon and we have to win against West Brom.” “It’s desperately disappointing for us all.” “When you play any game you want to win, but when it is against Sunderland you have to win.”
“I don’t want to say that it is more important than anything in life because there are serious things in the world, but we know how disappointing this result is for our supporters.” “If you don’t win at Sunderland, it’s devastating for them, and I am so sorry for them.”
“Sunderland have a good team, but we are Newcastle United. We had to win and we lost.” “We were very disappointing.” “The second goal was a wonderful goal but we must fight more than we did.”
“The first half we did OK, and they scored a lucky goal.” “We weren’t very good after we equalized. It’s not good enough and we must do better than that.”
Beye is right with what he says and he’s put it quite well – it’s only in the North East corner of England that football means so much to the people. As my older brother keeps telling me from Newcastle, where he has lived all his life – it’s their life. The people of Newcastle are passionate about their football, which is what makes Newcastle such a wonderful football club to play for.
Beye had a poor come-back game on Saturday and you can see from our poll that he got just 6 votes out of 456 cast as to who was our best player against Sunderland.
Ameobi is currently just shading it by 6 votes from Coloccini, who also had good games against Man City. You can still vote if you haven’t done so.
We need a win tomorrow night – that will help lift the spirits of Newcastle fans all over the world – that’s all we need right now.