Impressive Irish winger Damien Duff is now feeling the benefits of his first full pre-season for quite a while, as he has looked the great player we all knew he was, so far this season.
The Ireland star had to combat injuries the last couple of seasons, but he has looked so impressive for Newcastle and Ireland this season, and has had great reviews from both Newcastle interim boss Joe Kinnear and Ireland national team manager, the great Italian, Giovanni Trapattoni.
Damien told nufcTV.
“Having a full pre-season was massive for me,” “I feel good and I’m happy to be playing.” “It’s the first time I have been injury-free and had a good pre-season in a fair few years and it’s showing.”
Duff was the Sky Sports Man of the Match for Tuesday’s 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion, and Damien was delighted the club got all 3 points, which will give the lads a lot of confidence, even if we did just scrape through on Monday night.
But a win is a win.
Duff is hoping that is the start of Newcastle picking up some points in the league as he continued:
“A couple of wins and you can shoot up a fair few spots, but if you don’t then you can fall back in as well,” “We need to keep this little run going as we’ve only lost one of the last four.”
“Obviously Joe has come in and has steadied the team a bit.” “It was important to get the win against West Brom, especially after Sunderland.”
“Even though I’m not from the area I know what it means to the fans and we were bitterly disappointed to lose that game.”
“But it was good to get the points on Tuesday and we have to build on that against Aston Villa.”
It’s good that some of our players, like Duff, Coloccini, Taylor, Beye, Guthrie and Barton (to name a few), have started to show the form we know they are capable of under new manager Joe Kinnear.
And Damien is showing top class form, and we’re delighted ha has noiw been able to recapture his Chelsea form at Newcastle – keep it up Duffer.