Sebastien Bassong, probably Newcastle’s best player this season, has revealed this morning to the Newcastle Journal, that a number of Newcastle players are now starting to worry about relegation.
Sebastien Bassong – players starting to worry about the drop
That’s hardly good news, with still a good 10 games to go to the end of the season, and it’s not something to dwell on, although they are just human like the rest of us.
“We’re very disappointed with the result against Manchester United because I think we deserved at least a draw,” “But that is football and we have to accept it.”
“We’ve lost again, like we did at Bolton and the table does not look very good. We are going to have to work very hard to get out of this trouble. The players are starting to worry about relegation.”
“ It’s going to be a hard end to the season, but we have to be brave and give it our maximum to stay in the Premier League.”
“If we play like we did against Manchester United in our remaining games we will be safe, there is no reason why we wouldn’t be if we play like that because we will get good results.”
“However, if we don’t deserve to stay up we won’t, if we don’t play well, we will go down, that is simple. I had a similar experience with Metz last season so I know all about the situation we are in.”
“I know what we have to do and how we have to do it. Newcastle is a much bigger club and this is a bigger championship, but it’s the same problem.”
Bassong last season was in the Metz side that was relegated and he obviously doesn’t want to have two successiveve seasons of relegation, especially the way this lad has been playing this season, which has been outstanding for one new to the Premier League and still so young.
As we mentioned yesterday this player cost us just £500K to sign him, so it proves with a good scouring system it doesn’t have to take a fortune to put together a decent team. Indeed our signings of the last two transfer windows have been good, since we have 7 first teamers we’ve signed in that time in Bassong, Coloccini, Gutierrez, Guthrie, Lovenkrands, Nolan and Ryan Taylor, and all for around £21M.
If Newcastle do get relegated Bassong will stay at the club, because right now he is on the lowest wage of any player who is a starter for the club, although even if we go down, that wage will be increased before next season.
We don’t even like to think about relegation and neither will the players, because for a lot of them it will mean looking for a new club in the summer, because Newcastle will just not be able to pay their wages, given the loss of the Premier League revenues.
But with players like Bassong at the club, we still have to be in with a fighting chance of surviving this season, although it looks it will go right down to the wire – which is hardly good for the old nerves.