Steven Taylor had another solid game at the heart of Newcastle’s defense on Saturday night against Ipswich Town.
Steven Taylor – solid in Newcastle’s defense
Steven told the Evening Chronicle today:
“The service was fantastic, and there were a lot of emotions before the game, but we knew we had to concentrate on ourselves and what we were going to do on the pitch.”
“I was more concerned about putting a performance in that he would have been proud of.” “Sir Bobby is the man who gave me my debut for Newcastle and did so much for this football club.”
“We had to get it right from that point of view.” “We were there to do a job, and once the game kicked off, we put that to bed. “We couldn’t let the occasion spoil our performance.”
“We expected a tough game but the whole team did well.” “We looked after each other at the back.”
And as usual Newcastle fans were in good voice at the game, and there were some emotional scenes as both the players and the supporters showed their unity.
We are unified on the playing side of things and with the fans, but not with the owner and upper management of the club.
Taylor again paid tribute to the Newcastle fans:
“The fans were unbelievable.” “They were singing non-stop, and we saw them dancing about at the end.
“It was great to send them back to Newcastle in a good mood.” “Everyone’s delighted with the way things have gone, and it’s down to us as players to keep it going.”
And reflecting on the excellent win on Saturday, which of course was highlighted by Liverpudlian Kevin Nolan’s first ever professional hat-trick, Taylor added:
“Ipswich caused one or two problems in the first half because of our own errors, but once we cut those out, we took control of the game.”
“Kevin notched a fantastic hat-trick – he was absolutely delighted, and I think he deserved it.”
“It was a great performance by him.” “He’s one of the favorites in the dressing room with the lads – he’s a great laugh.”
Saturday’s game is over now and the only thing that’s important is that we can beat QPR on Wednesday night, and the London club will certainly give Newcastle a much sterner test than Ipswich did.