Seb Bassong talked to the press yesterday, and of course he was disappointed that Newcastle couldn’t take all 3 points against Wigan, at St. James’ Park, on Saturday.
Seb Bassong – had decent game on Saturday
The former Metz man and French Under-21 international said:
“We are very, very disappointed because we knew that we needed to win the game and that it was possible for us. To get a draw is disappointing and it feels like a loss.” “I was happy to play in my natural position.”
“But it wasn’t the most important thing for me on the day. The important thing is to win.” “I’d rather have played badly and won – that would have been happier.”
“We did better in the second half but we haven’t won, so it doesn’t matter.”
Newcastle were worse than hopeless in the first half, and for such an important game we couldn’t understand why there wasn’t more urgency from the players. Of course conceding a goal after 3 minutes doesn’t help.
“In the first half we didn’t play our football like we can.” “In the second half Michael Owen came on scored and so did Oba Martins. We knew we had to score but that we had the players to do that.”
“We knew we could get one or two goals.” “But we are disappointed to concede late on.” “We are near the bottom which isn’t a good position.”
“But we have to work all of the time if we want to get out of it.”
Bassong had a decent game on Saturday in central defense, his preferred position, and he got applause from the Newcastle crowd on several occasions, when he cleared from defense well.
Of course he still has some way to go before he’s the finished article, but every time we see this lad, he looks like he can be a good player for the club in the future, and we think he’s another excellent young signing.
He did well, and it was hardly Seb’s fault we didn’t win, and we hope to see him get a few more games this season in the first team. He needs to continue his football education at a club he seems to love being a part of, even in these rough times, and that can’t be bad.