Sebastien Bassong has been one of the rare huge successes, in what has been a terrible season for Newcastle United.
Sebastien Bassong – young Frenchman has been Newcastle’s best player
Sebastien Bassong had another strong game for Newcastle on Monday night, and we could have had a second home clean sheet on the trot but for the unfortunate own goal.
Of course we have heard that Arsenal are more than interested in Seb, and the London club certainly need a big powerful center-back, but we hope if will not be Bassong.
Three points for Newcastle United tomorrow will go a long way to securing Premier League status and it would be great if we can wrap things up before our final game, to save some of us the unbelievable tension of these games. 😀
The French youngster is refusing to get carried away with the situation, after Newcastle’s wonderful and classy 3-1 win over Middlesbrough, on Monday evening.
Bassong told the Evening Chronicle today about Fulham:
“They don’t have amazing names, but they have a good spirit and shape, so it’s going be a tough game again.” “We’re used to playing tough games, so we just have to do our job, and we will see what will happen.”
“I was on the bench at Fulham when we lost. It was a hard game, but we are not thinking about that game, only this one.” “We just have to think about the win against Middlesbrough. If we play like that, I think we will do it.”
As we would have expected, spirits have been high in training this week, and it seems like Sebastien Bassong, who has a tremendous temperament for football and seems such a good lad, wants to wrap up what would be an amazing six days. That’s if we can win tomorrow, of course.
“It has been a good week for us, and we will be ready for the game.” “It was an important result against Middlesbrough.”
“We’re fighting to stay up, and I think we need another good result at home. After that, we will see what we need at Villa Park.”
And Bassong thought the atmosphere on Monday night was just unbelievable, as he continued:
“The atmosphere was unbelievable.” “The fans were amazing. The helped us very much.” “I’m sure the fans will give the same energy. We need them, and with them, we will be better.”
And of course this was bound to come up, as the youngster was then asked if talks over a new contract will still take place at the end of the season.
But Bassong rightly did not fall for the bait, and says he will simply concentrate first on saving Newcastle, which mimics his manager, and it’s the right thing to say right now.
“Newcastle gave me a chance, and I’m happy about it.”
“But I’m fighting with my team-mates to make Newcastle stay up, and that is the only thing I’m thinking about.”
There will be plenty of time in the summer to discuss all of this, once Newcastle are hopefully safe – which is job one.
And we have rather high hopes that the influence of a certain Alan Shearer, will convince Bassong that his future lies on Tyneside.
That should be backed up with a vastly improved contract for the player from the club, who has more than earned it this season, with his terrific displays for Newcastle this season.