Bassong had another sterling game on Sunday alongside Coloccini, and just how good this boy can become is a very good question, as he’s looked just terrific over the last several games, and seems to have a great temperament too.
Seb Bassong – has been great in Newcastle defense this season
Seb talked today and seems happy on Tyneside:
“I feel very good in my favorite position. It’s been a fantastic move for me and I’m really enjoying it. I’m not surprised with how quickly I have adapted to the Premier League.”
“I have worked hard since I arrived. I’m adapting well, but it’s not all about me. It’s about my team-mates who have helped me settle.”
“I don’t think that the fans think I am the main man, they just think that I’m doing well. I have my moments, maybe I’m lucky, but it’s all about the team.”
“I really enjoy it at Newcastle, for the moment it’s great here. It’s an amazing club with an amazing team.” “All I want is to play more games. Joe gives confidence to me. He puts me on the pitch and I say thanks to him.”
“He is a good a manager and he has made it good for us all here. He thinks I’m professional and that I should know what I have to do.” “He advises me during the game and he knows I’m young. I have to keep my concentration up.”
We now have a decent 6 game unbeaten run going (10 points) and are just 5 points out of 6th place, but there again, we are just 4 pointsd from 3rd bottom of the leaguie, so things are finely balanced right now.
And Bassong warned they are not clear of relegation danger yet:
“We are very confident now. It’s too early to look at the top half.”
“We have just come out of the bottom and we have to concentrate on playing well every game, not our position.”
Good words from the young Frenchman.
It’s hard to see Bassong not being in the side, if he continues his rather consistently good form of the last 6 games or so, and it could mean an extended stay on the bench for local youngster Steven Taylor.
But the game today is a squad game and Steven will get his chance again, certainly when he came on against Stoke City at right back, in the second half, he had a sterling game.
Upward and onward.