Tamas Kadar, who turned 20 years old only yesterday, thought he had scored his first Newcastle goal on Saturday afternoon.
Tamas Kadar – thought he’d scored on Saturday
Tamas headed a Danny Guthrie delivered corner towards goal, and the youngster thought he had scored, when the scores were tied at 1-1.
The Hungarian starlet had escaped his marker but Middlesbrough goalkeeper Danny Coyne somehow blocked Tamas’ shot with his chest.
And Tamas Kadar told Newcastle United TV this morning:
“I am waiting for my first goal and I thought I had won the game with my chance.”
“The corner came in and I got my head on the ball but the goalkeeper saved it on the line.”
“I still have not scored for Newcastle but I am waiting for the next chance and hopefully that will come soon.”
Scott McDonald then scored on 74 minutes, with a shot from close range, but local lad Andy Carroll equalized with a well-taken effort on 82 minutes to get a draw for the Magpies.
And Kadar, who made his 11th appearance and 7th start for the Magpies, seemed happy enough to get a share of the spoils at the Riverside, as he continued:
“I enjoyed the game; it was very tough and it was good for experience.” “We wanted to win the game but we’re happy to take the draw.”
“We were disappointed to concede the second goal but I always thought we would get something because we have good players and we never give up.”
“We were a little bit nervous after their goal but Andy Carroll got his chance and took it very well.”
Kadar gave another one of his solid – no nonsense performances, first at left back, and then at center-back after Coloccini went off with a dead leg after 50 minutes.
Kadar talked about moving to the center of defense to fill in for the injured Argentine:
“It was not difficult for me to move from left-back to centre-back because I can play both positions.”
“I was happy because I think my better position is centre-back.”
“But I am also happy to play anywhere at the back and I am enjoying now getting a little bit of a run in the team.”
The more this 6’2″ youngster plays, the better he becomes, and he’ll be pushing for a first team place somewhere along the back line next season.
He’s a smashing young player and Kadar could well get another game against Scunthorpe at home on Wednesday night, but that will depend on the fitness of both Coloccini and Enrique.