Habib Beye, who like everybody else in a black and white shirt last night, had more than a decent game, has come out and said we need to build on this win.
Habib Beye – we need to build on this win
The next game up is Sunday’s fixture at Craven Cottage and the chance to pick up another three points. We won there last December 1-0, with a last minute penalty from Joey Barton, but that was the last win for quite a few games.
Habib talked to nufcTV today:
“We can really build on this,” “When you win games, you can’t wait for the next one to come round and that is how we feel against Fulham.”
“If we work like this every game we can have some good results.” “It’s great for the team to be scoring goals again.”
“And for the defenders and Shay Given to be keeping clean sheets.” “It was a good time to win for us.” “Before the game we were bottom of the table.”
“It’s never good to see a club like Newcastle United in this position.” “That made it doubly important for us to win.”
“This result is a great one for us.” “But we know the hard work is just starting.”
After we won last Tuesday against WBA, a lot of fans on this site pointed out that if we could only hold on against WBA, which is clearly what we did, then how can we hope of beating Aston Villa, who are a much better side.
But that’s not the way it works, and in fact for Sunday we will have to watch we are not over confident, if anything, and show we can beat teams like Fulham, as well as the better teams like Villa.
That is sometimes just as difficult if not more difficult to achieve, but that’s what the good teams do week in week out. We know that Joe Kinnear will be telling our players this every day until our game on Sunday, and trying to beat it into the players (that’s one way of putting it).
Our confidence should be high come Sunday, but we still have to deliver the goods to get a good result. We really want wins against Fulham away, and Wigan Athletic at home, before we visit Stamford Bridge on 22nd November.
Still no word from Joe Kinnear, the poor guys probably still not able to speak, but it’s a good day to have off, after getting two wins in a row, so he can rest up a little.
And not only that, but the lads have played some good football with tremendous fight, pride and passion, not to mention some very nice football. We’d even mention some great performances from Barton, Coloccini, Jonas and Martins, but the list gets far too long, because not one player had a poor game last night.
Who could ask for anything more? 😀
Good job Joe!