Newcastle right-back Habib Beye seems determined to take something from our game against Chelsea, in London tomorrow.
Habib Beye – enjoying training yesterday in sunny Newcastle
Defeat could see us slip back into the bottom three, and it’s taking us some time to get away from the relegation zone, even though almost 10 teams are all linked closely together.
Habib said today:
“We cannot go into games thinking that anything is a bonus,” “We must look at every game as a chance to get points, Chelsea is no different.”
“Yes, they are a very good team and it will be difficult, but we should’ve won there last year.” “We have good enough players to get something against any team we play.”
“And because of the way the league is with teams so close, we know that even a point can take you up a couple of places.”
“We’ve shown what we can do against Aston Villa and West Brom, we must try to do that all of the time and not just in patches.”
Habib is right, but we don’t have our full squad available either, and it will be a huge test for young 22 year-old center-back Sebastien Bassong, who will be up against in-form Nicolas Anelka, his fellow Frenchman.
The longer the lads can stay in the game tomorrow, the better it will be for us, but our defense has to be at their very best, if we are to get anything at all from this game tomorrow.