Habib Beye was a good buy for our club, and probably the best acquisition that Sam Allardyce made, in his short 8 months as manager of Newcastle United.
Habib Beye – wants to see more clean sheets
There are various keys to winning tomorrow’s game, but the first and most important one, is to have the defense play solidly, and not give any daft goals away, as we did last week.
The defense played very well indeed against Aston Villa in our last home game, and that’s the main reason we were able to get such a good win against a strong Aston Villa side, and with a clean sheet too.
But Senegal International star Beye would also like to see more clean sheets from the side, since we’ve had only two in the league this season, against Villa and Bolton, which were both at St. James’ Park.
Habib spoke to nufcTV today:
“Aston Villa was only our second clean sheet and we need to improve that,” “It’s very important to keep the clean sheet because you can’t score two or three goals every game.”
“Sometimes you have to win 1-0 and that is where we have to do our job.” “We did this against Villa but then conceded two against Fulham.”
“We beat Wigan last year at home with a late, 1-0 win and we’d certainly settle for the same again.” “The more games we play together as a defence the better it gets,”
“But we must remember that we defend as a team and it’s not just about four players.” “We all know we need more clean sheets because we’re always confident of scoring goals.”
Last season against Wigan, we were the better side and after 87 minutes, Oba Martins put in a great right wing cross for Michael Owen to slot home and get all 3 points.
There were over 50,000 fans at that game last season, and we’re hoping our attendances will improve, as we need to support Joe and the players now more than ever.
But we’re sure the crowd will be roaring on Newcastle tomorrow, as they have done ever since Joe Kinnear arrived at the club.