Steve Harper has said that Newcastle United can use their tag as Championship table-toppers after 5 games, as a platform for an immediate return to the Premier League – and if the lads can get promoted this season, there are going to be multitudes of happy Toon fans around the world.
Steve Harper – we’re fighting for each other
Despite the political nonsense at the club with Ashley trying to sell the club, which has been on sale for over 7 months in the last 12, the team spirit with the players has been nothing tremendous.
Harper told the Evening Chronicle today:
“People will talk about four clean sheets in a row – but that is down to a team effort.” “We’re coming up against big teams that are physical, but everybody deserves the credit for the clean sheet.”
“It’s great to be away for the international break at the top of the table – now we have to use it as a launchpad.” “To get three points against Leicester last week was fantastic.”
“The lads have put in six shifts of hard work and now they need to get their feet up.” “I’d like to think people can see that by the results we’ve had.”
“We’re fighting for each other and putting in committed displays.” “In this division it’s games like Leicester City that will get us through.”
“We’re well-organised and disciplined, and everybody is working their socks off.” “I was pleased with my saves against Leicester.” ““I’m forever complaining to Steven Taylor for deflecting goals past me in training!”
“But against Leicester it helped me a little bit, Steve Howard heading it and it hit Tayls and probably helped me.” “It was an instinctive save.”
“I saved a free-kick from Paul Gallagher, but it was on my side and I would have been disappointed not to have kept that one out.” “But I was still pleased to get it away into a decent area.”
Certainly it is team spirit and desire that has characterised Newcastle’s play so far this season.
13 points from a possible 15 in our first 5 league games is good, and now we need to do that again, in our next 5 games.
Howay The Lads!!