Today the press is reporting a lot about Wayne Routledge and his tremendous first goal for the Tyneside club, and it seems that Wayne has given several interviews this morning.
Wayne Routledge – loves playing in front of the Geordies
And Routledge has admitted he loves playing in front of the Newcastle United crowd, and there was just short of 40,000 fans there last night, on a very cold night on Tyneside.
Wayne talked about his feelings after scoring his great equalizing goal last night:
“It was an unbelievable feeling to get my first goal.”“The ball came out to the edge of the box, and I caught it quite well, it went in, and the crowd erupted. It was a very special feeling indeed.”
“It was also a nice feeling to get back in the game as quickly as we did.” “It’s important to keep St James’s Park a fortress.”
“At the moment we’re winning convincingly at home, so it sends a message out to the league.”
“We’ve been top of the league for the whole of the season, and we just want to continue that.”
“Since I’ve played here, we’ve won convincingly against Cardiff and Coventry, and we’ve got to keep on going, and see where that takes us.”
Coventry started well last night and it was a fairly even first half, although Newcastle had the better of the chances.
Although Clinton Morrison almost scored early in the game when he had a good shot cleared off the line by captain Kevin Nolan.
“We knew it was going to be a tough game, but we got the three points quite comfortably in the end, and it was a good win for us.”“It’s always good playing with quality players.” “We’re just taking each game at a time, and hopefully taking as many points as we can.”
Next up is Preston North End on Saturday afternoon at home, and we really need another 3 points from that game – and it could well be that good performance in our seven remaining home games could become the key to getting promotion in May.