England under-21 captain Steven Taylor has said that interim boss Joe Kinnear has brought together Newcastle’s squad of players, which is exactly what was needed, following Kevin Keegan’s second resignation from the Tyneside club.
Steven Taylor – Joe has brought team together
Steven talked to the Evening Chronicle today:
“Hopefully, we have put a smile back on the fans’ faces with a good result and team performance against Aston Villa on Monday night.” “It was fantastic in the dressing room at the end.”
“There is a togetherness now which we had been missing.” “It was a great week for us gaining two wins. It is so tight at the bottom end that a few wins can push you up towards the top. For us now, it is all about how we perform.”
“We want to put a few points on the board and let other teams try and catch us.” “We found the second goal (on Monday night) and started to pass the ball well.”
“We killed the game off for the first time in a long while.” “The team performance was fantastic, and the lads probably deserved the points.”
“We got in among Villa and defended well. We pressed the ball all over the park and did not let them play.” “We showed a lot of character. Shola Ameobi battled all game, and Oba Martins made a nuisance of himself playing off him.”
“Jonas Gutierrez looked sharp, and caused them all sorts of problems, and Joey Barton did very well again.”
Steven had a solid game on Monday night, with his partner Fabricio Coloccini having another masterful game in the center of the Magpie’s defense, when it really counted. Steven can improve a lot under Joe Kinnear and the rest of Newcastle’s coaching staff, who have pointed out to Steven the various areas where he can improve his game.
We know Steven listens, and if he keeps his head down and works hard, he can become a much better player than he is right now – and we think he knows that – we hope so anyway. But the jury still seems to be out on Steven – at least on this web site.
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