He had a monumental game last night and this morning Mark Viduka has revealed he considers playing for Alan Shearer at Newcastle United, an honor.
Mark Viduka – fabulous display last night
Mark has had injuries galore at Newcastle, and at Middlesbrough before that, but there’s never been any doubt about this players’ abilities and they were on full display last night, and mike Ashley must be thinking he has to keep Mark at the club for another season.
Alan talked to Mark shortly after he arrived in April and was asked bluntly by Shearer if he wanted to play his part in the club’s fight for survival. Viduka responded with a big thumbs up, and we remember Shearer saying he was so very anxious to come back and play for the team.
Iain Dowie has been working with Mark individually to get him fitter, and it showed last night where Mark was strong for 87 minutes of the game – in fact he was great for 87 minutes, and got a standing ovation when replaced by young Andy Carroll.
Mark Viduka told Newcastle United TV today:
“It’s great.” “I was a massive fan of Alan’s. He knows what striking is all about, he knows the position and it’s an honour to play for him.”
“Since Alan came back, the first thing he did was ask me whether I was in or out, and I want to keep this club up, that’s the most important thing – as do the rest of the players.”
“But he’s had a massive impact. Everybody respects Alan – he’s got that automatically. Maybe he doesn’t have the experience as a manager, but he has got that presence about him and I wish him all the best.”
Alan Shearer has quickly proved that his players want to play for him and they all seem delighted he is the new manager on Tyneside.
This also augers well for the summer, and if we stay up we can expect some new arrivals at the club, to strengthen the squad big time, because we don’t ever want to go through another season like this one.
Personally, my worn-out ticker will just not take it. 😀