19 year-old Hungarian defender defender, in only his second league outing last night, further enhanced his growing reputation as he put in a solid showing alongside returning Argentine International Fabricio Coloccini.
Tamas Kadar – solid game last night – well done!
Sheffield United were a very physical side last night, as most sides will try to be – against Newcastle this season.
But the lad stood his ground and after early nerves put in a very solid performance at the back for Newcastle in their win and clean sheet.
We were more than pleased that Chris Hughton kept faith with the youngster and the Hungarian showed he was a composed and commanding figure at the heart of the Magpies’ defense – and the lads still only 19.
We are big fans of Tamas and you can bet the Hungarian coaches are well aware that the youngster has now played two successive games for Newcastle United – and looked good.
He has already been called up for the full Hungarian squad a year last summer, but he was injured during training and has never appeared yet for the full side.
Chris was just delighted with the performance of Tamas – who rewarded his manager with a stellar game.
Chris said today:
“They were a very physical and direct side and you have to be able to cope with that.”
“Tamas Kadar was excellent at the back.” “He’s not the biggest of lads yet but he coped very well.”
“He’s young and is learning with every game that goes by.” “But we had to weather the storm at times and the lad did extremely well.”
“It was big bonus having Fabricio Coloccini back and I thought he and Tamas were very good.”
Coloccini and Kadar did so well, that it wouldn’t surprise us too much if Chris keeps them together for the Peterborough game.
Certainly you can see the way Tams is gaining in confidence from these games, and and mark our words in 6 months this lad will be playing much like young Nile Ranger is now – a regular first-teamer.
Tamas is also more than an accomplished left back – so watch out Jose – the youngster is starting to look like another Sebastien Bassong, but 4 years younger than Seb, so wouldn’t that be something.
If Tamas continues in this form, Chris may have second thoughts about spending money in January on another center-back if we have Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Zurab Khizanishvili and now Tamas Kadar covering central defense.
Chris could look instead to bring in some wingers and creative midfield players – we’re really short of those, especially if he decides to cash in on Jonas Gutierrez.
So it seems like Nile and Tamas are starting to play very solidly for the side – when it really matters – and they will only get better.
We love it.