Newcastle United’s experienced Cameroon midfielder Geremi wants to use last year’s successful experience against relegation, to help Newcastle survive this time around.
Geremi – excellent performance against Red Devils
Geremi came into the side with Alan Smith to play in central midfield against Manchester United, and there was some worry that these two could handle the Red Devils in the center of the park.
But they played very well indeed, and were a good match for Manchester United,. and kept us in that game.
Nicky Butt will be fit again for the Hull City game, but Geremi will still be hoping to keep his place, and use his experience in the relegation 6 pointer on Saturday at the KC Stadium.
Geremi talked to nufcTV today:
“I was delighted to come back into the side against Manchester United,”
“I was part of the side last season which stayed in the division and I hope to use that experience to help us do the same this year.”
“Newcastle United does not deserve to be in this situation. But that is where we are so we must fight to stay up.”
“This next game at Hull is very, very important. We all know that we need to win.”
Geremi was making just his 16th appearance of the season against the Red Devils, but it appears that Joe Kinnear is not a fan of the Cameroon International.
Geremi recently made his 100th appearance for his country, but Newcastle almost sold him in January, and will probably look to unload him again this summer, to fund new arrivals at the club.
The Cameroon star talked about last Wednesday’s game against the World Club champions, which was his first start for a while:
“It was very hard and those last 10 minutes were not easy,” “But we have all had ten days to rest and will be ready to go against Hull.”
“We need all of our players between now and the end of the season because we have had bad luck with injuries this year.
“Hopefully I will stay fit and I will give everything I can to help us stay in the Premier League.
Chris will have some selection problems for Saturday as to who to start in central midfield. But we think he will likely start with Butt and Smith, and Geremi can be brought on at some stage, depending how the game goes.
It’s a very important game on Saturday, there’s little doubt about that.