Last night’s second Newcastle goal was Oba Martins’ second goal of the season, and he admitted that Newcastle’s troubled season so far, will now start to improve.
Oba Martins – season will start to improve
The striker told the Evening Chronicle:
“It has been difficult.” “The big hurdle was getting three points and turning the corner, and we are happy to have done that.”
“But we still have plenty of work to do. We can’t relax.”“And we know that we must keep on repaying our fans.”
Martins took his Newcastle United goals total to 29 since joining the club in 2006. Oba has started 73 games with another 12 substitute appearances.
Oba said he was delighted to score on his 24th birthday, as he continued:
“I wanted to make sure I celebrated my birthday with a goal.” “The best part of the birthday present was that we won.” “It’s the best present I could have hoped for.”
“It was a great cross from Habib Beye and a good header as well.” “I’m happy and the the whole dressing room was too.”
Martins also had time to praise Senegal International Habib Beye, who has only recently returned to the side, following his Achilles injury.
“Habib is a first-class player.” “It doesn’t matter when people miss chances.” “The important thing is that we are creating chances and scoring goals.”“You will always miss some.”
“It was just brilliant to win at home, but we had to battle late on.” “They were determined, but we showed some strength and that helped us finally get the three points.”
Oba has become very attached to the Newcastle fans and the city, where he is a very popular player and person. His all-out action epitomizes what Newcastle fans just love to see in their players.
We have to believe that Oba will get back regularly on the scoring trail, hopefully starting next week against Aston Villa, which promises to be a much more difficult game for us than last night’s game against WBA.
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