Shay Given has come out today, and says he thinks the Newcastle defense is improving because of some hard work on the training field.
Shay Given – defense is improving because of hard work in training
Well we hope so because if we are to continue to win games like last Monday night, we have to be very tight at the back against teams such as Fulham and Wigan, who we face in our next two league games.
Shay made his 450th Newcastle appearance against Villa last Monday, a fantastic achievement, for one of the very best goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Given thinks the hard work the defense has been doing with Joe Kinnear and the Newcastle coaching staff, small though it is, on the training field, is starting to pay off.
Shay talked to nufcTV today:
“We’ve been working on things at the back and it certainly showed against Villa,” “I thought the defenders were fantastic and limited the chances they had.”
“Young, Carew and Agbonlahor are a real handful and they dealt with the threat brilliantly.”
“But there’s still a lot of work to be done and we have to start keeping a lot more clean sheets, starting with Fulham.”
Given has been very impressed with our new Argentine center-back Fabricio Coloccini, as he talked about the Argentine International:
“I thought Colo was outstanding against Villa,” “He’s been very good for this season and I’ve been impressed.”
“He’s a top player and will only get better and better as well.”
Let’s have another strong performance on Sunday afternoon, and maybe even another clean sheet, because that has to be out first item of business, if we are to beat a hard fighting Fulham side at Craven Cottage.
Howay The Lads!