Shay Given left the pitch very quickly following the 5-1 hammering by Liverpool, as he was obviously frustrated with the performance of the team over the last couple of games.
Shay Given – one of best players ever at Newcastle
A source close to Given told the Chronicle:
“Shay’s as committed to the football club as he has ever been.” “He’s always given his all for Newcastle United, and that will never change.”
“The fans have been fantastic to Shay over the years, and their support means a lot to him.” “The fans were brilliant against Wigan and Liverpool, as they always are.”
“Against Liverpool, he was frustrated at how things had gone on the pitch, and that’s why he left the field so quickly. No goalkeeper wants to pick the ball out of his net five times, especially at home.”
“Shay’s known good times and bad at St James’ Park, and he and the rest of the team are desperate for the club to turn the corner.”
“He’s unhappy with how things have gone on the pitch in the last two games, but to say he’s unhappy at Newcastle is 100 % wrong.”
Shay is absolutely desperate to get some success at Newcastle, as time is pushing on, and he’s not getting any younger, although we expect Shay to be in the Newcastle goal for years to come, and he actually seems to be getting even better with age.
Of course Shay could play for much better teams, that actually win games and trophies, like Arsenal as one example, and if he was in the Arsenal goal, they would surely do a lot better.
But Given is completely committed to Newcastle United, and we shouldn’t forget what a wonderful servant he’s been to the club – one of the best ever, that’s for sure.
It’s good to have some of our best players who don’t want to go anywhere else but stay on Tyneside – and he’s a good example to others in the side.