Joey Barton has today held another interview with nufcTV, and he says this is only the start for him at the Newcastle club, and he still has a long way to go.
Joey talked today to nufcTV about the penalty:
“I’ve taken them before and I’ve got no problems stepping up and I’m always confident,” “Oba said he would like to take it as well but I said, ‘Look Oba, I’ll score it’, and there was never a doubt in my mind.”“The keeper was messing about it, I don’t know what he was doing to be honest.” “If anything it made it doubly easy for me to score.” “It was important that we bounced back.”
“Everyone sat together as a squad and said that the Sunderland game had gone, and that it was important to focus on the future and the game against West Brom.”
Barton was surprised to hear his name ringing out around St.James’ Park following his early goal, but Joe Kinnear had asked before the game for the Newcastle fans’ support of Joey, and he certainly got it on the night.
If Joey can behave himself and play well like he did on Tuesday night, he could start making headlines this season – for all the right reasons, as the comeback kid – in both football and in life – and that would be great for Joey and the club.
But Joey was also Newcastle’s best player during the game, and showed he can become an excellent player for the Tyneside club in the future.
“It’s great to get that backing,” “In my time at Man City I was always well liked by the fans and I always responded to that.” “I had a difficult patch when I first came here and I’m the first to admit that.”“But this is the start, I’ve got a long way to go to prove myself at this football club.” “It was a nice start for me tonight but I’d prefer to be a vital cog in a very good team and we have to build on this win.”
Barton of course has taken penalties before, and scored that vital last minute penalty at Fulham last December, when he again took the ball from Milner, to get Newcastle a great 1-0 win.
We look for a lot more from Joey in the future, and we want him to behave and control himself, as he did very well on Tuesday night.
If Barton can do these two things well, he will have a good shot at becoming a vital cog in Newcastle’s team in future seasons. We hope he succeeds, as he certainly seems almost inspired to pay back the Newcastle United Football Club, for the faith they have shown in him over this last year.
Keep it up Joey.