The Zog (Charles N’Zogbia) doesn’t give many interviews, but he has today talked at length with the Evening Chronicle, and the one thing that stands out in the interview, is that Charles seems so upbeat about things at the club.
Charles N’Zogbia – positive interview
In a rare and candid interview, N’Zogbia told the Evening Chronicle today:
“We have been under a lot of pressure.” “But this has given us a lot of confidence and everybody is happy. The whole dressing room was a very happy place after the game.”
“Hopefully we are going to repeat this when Tottenham come here at the weekend.” “Going into the festive games we feel we can really build on this.”
“It was an excellent win for us.” “Not just for the players, but for everybody connected to the club and all the fans.”
“We really wanted to win at Portsmouth.” “I know Portsmouth tried hard to score, but we are defending very well at the moment.”
“In the second half at 0-0 we knew we could then play our game and get our attacks in.”
“When Michael scored it filled us with confidence and we felt we could get more goals.
“If you look at the goals they were all quality finishes.” “There were a couple of chances for Oba and Michael, everybody was trying to get in on the act.”
“Danny Guthrie has got his first goal now so it’s all good.” “We waited a long time to get this victory but now we want more.”
“All we need to do is keep training very hard.” “The players at Newcastle really want to do something this season.”
“Now we are moving away from the bottom of the league we are feeling good.” “When the confidence is back it really makes the world of difference.”
It’s really good to hear young Charles, who is still only 22 years old after all, so upbeat, and it may well be that the youngster is maturing quickly at the Newcastle club, right under the eyes of the supporters.
Charles has been at the club since he was 18 years old of course, and Sunday’s game was N’Zogbia’s 15th appearance of the season for Newcastle.