Newcastle’s 21 year-old star striker, Andy Carroll. believes the team spirit that has been built this season in the Newcastle camp is the major reason the Tyneside side have done so well this past season.
Andy Carroll – team spirit did it
Andy Carroll told the Newcastle Journal this morning that it was the bonding and team spirit that was the main reason the Newcastle club have done so well since last July, under rookie manager Chris Hughton.
Andy said today:
“As soon as we had that we just gelled as a team on and off the pitch,” “We started to believe in each other and the results came from there.”
“From the start of the season we’ve been winning games and that just makes you confident.” “I don’t think it was one result that convinced us we were going to go on and win it. It just built up over the course of the season.”
“I think from an early moment in the season we said: ‘We’ll stick together through this’ and that means eating together, doing stuff on and off the pitch as a team.”
“And through everything on and off the field we’ve done that – we’ve stuck to our word. It’s been incredible that we’ve managed to do that and if we can keep that next season, we can do really, really well.”
There’s no question that the team spirit and passion that is currently in the Newcastle dressing room, is the major thing that will have us be safe next season in the Premiership.
It’s something that was sadly missing when we got relegated last May, and any new player who comes in during the summer, should be made well aware of what is expected of them at the new Newcastle United club.
Gone are the days when players well past their best (Patrick Kluivert comes to mind) would come to Newcastle on huge wages and with a big fanfare, and count their money but fail to perform anywhere near their previous form.
Anybody who wants to come to Newcastle just for the money, shouldn’t bother coming.
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