Habib Beye is one of the leaders at the Newcastle United club, and there’s no doubt the team has missed him badly since he was injured at Wigan on Boxing Day.
Habib Beye – training with Danny Guthrie – confident of survival
But it hasn’t taken him long to get back in the swing of things, and he’s already had two very good games back to back for Newcastle, and will again be at the center of defense for Newcastle at Spurs on Sunday.
Beye talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning about the excellent come-back against Stoke City:
“This was a massive point and now we really believe we can do it,” “Hopefully this will give us a bit of momentum now because, after they scored, few people would have expected us to leave with anything.
“Now we have six matches left, 18 points to play for and we know we can stay up.” “If we show this type of spirit again maybe we can get something away from home, as well as the three matches we have at home.”
“Everyone knows what Alan Shearer has done before. He took this job for the last eight games because he is from the area and he wants to save Newcastle United. If anyone can do that for this club it is him because everyone knows he is a Newcastle legend.”
“He does not want to see Newcastle in the Championship and he is full of spirit. We are trying to make sure he achieves that.” “Every new manager wants to change something.”
“We were in the bottom three for a reason and he has tried to bring more discipline. We have a challenge of the next six games and if we can get 18 points that would be perfect. Twelve would also be good.”
18 points in the last 6 games would be a massive turnaround for Newcastle, after picking up just 8 points in our last 14 league games, but Fulham showed last season it could be done with 4 wins in their last 5 games to stay up on goal difference.
We’d be delighted is we can pick up 12 points in these last 6 games – delighted. And of course anything is possible if the players can only believe it, and that’s what Shearer is hoping to achieve as he works more on the attitude and mental state of his players, than anything else.
The spirit the lads showed in the last 30 minutes has to be taken into each of the final 6 games and if we do that we should be safe.
We hope so, in any case.