It’s great news that Habib Beye is fit again, but would you believe it, we have lost two other defenders in Steven Taylor and Sebastien Bassong on Saturday, in the defeat against Arsenal.
Habib Beye back again – Newcastle missed him
The 30-year-old former Marseilles captain was expected to be laid up for four months when he suffered ankle ligament dame at Wigan on Boxing Day, but the Senegal star returned to action against Arsenal at the weekend.
It was great to have him back, and he got a good reception form Newcastle’s fans. It turned out that Habib went in to replace Sebastien Bassong, who now has a hip injury, and likely to miss our next game against Chelsea.
And as soon as Beye came on, it looked like he had never been away and was racing down the right wing, just as fans remembered him, when he was playing well earlier in the season.
Beye and Newcastle now have a two-week break to prepare for the visit of Champions League quarter finalists Chelsea, and maybe we will even be able to bring in an experienced manager before it’s too late. We’d be surprised if we can get anything out of this game, but we’ll take whatever we can get, whichever way we can get it.
The Paris-born defender told Newcastle United TV that he and his team-mates will be ready for Chelsea, when they arrive at St. James’ Park on Saturday April 4th with a 3:00 pm kick off time.
“We have eight games and 24 points to play for,” “It doesn’t matter who we play, we must try to get points from every game to save the club because that is all that’s important.”
“For me, I have been out for a long time but I feel good and will use the break to work on my condition.” “I have to be ready to play every game and I will be ready.”
“It is a bonus for me to be able to play because we thought I would be out for longer.” “Now I am back I will be doing all I can to save this club.”
One thing you need to fight relegation is not only the skill, but also the mental strength to go out and win the games, you really have to win to survive.
Beye has that strength, along with a few other Newcastle players, and we’ll need that type of guts and spirit, if we are to survive what is getting to be a serious struggle for survival.