Shola Ameobi has talked to the Evening Chronicle today, and he seems a happy camper even though he is not starting for the team right now.
Shola Ameobi – seems happy at Newcastle under Joe Kinnear
But Shola seems to have a good relationship with new manager Joe Kinnear, and he credits Joe with bringing the pride and fight and confidence back to the Newcastle club.
Shola told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:
“On the pitch we have enough quality to beat any team. We just have to prove it.” “We haven’t talked about a crisis.”
“We just had to get it out of us and Joe has brought the fight back to the club.”
Shola is hoping to get a game soon, and since Joe Kinnear has today said he will be using all his four strikers, he may get a run out this Saturday.
Certainly, the Newcastle raised youngster has looked twice the player since Joe arrived at the club, and seems full of confidence again, and also appears happy to still be at his home-town club, the only club he’s ever played for.
Shola continued about ebing left out against Chelsea ten days ago:
“There was initial disappointment. I had been playing well and in among the goals.” “But it’s a team game and I understood the decision.”
“The manager had a plan to stop Chelsea scoring and that’s exactly what he did. We were delighted with the result, and I played my part.”
“We had all the confidence in the world after taking a point against one of the best teams in the world.” “The results show that and the way we have been playing shows it.”
“There is a togetherness, it shows in the way we battle.” “We come away from games knowing we have done all we can. Joe has brought that confidence here.”
One area that Joe will not have to worry about in January is the striker area, since we have Owen, Martins, Ameobi, Viduka, Xisco and youngsters Carroll, Zamblera and Ranger also coming through.
We’re in great shape as far as strikers go.
Now to strengthen the defense and midfield in January, and if Joe can get 3 excellent new players into the squad before January 31st, we’ll be in much better shape next year.
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