Sol Campbell’s signing for Newcastle has generally been hailed as a great signing for the Tyneside club.
Sol Campbell – the consummate professional
Sol of course arrived at Newcastle following his couple of weeks away on his honeymoon, and was not in top shape when he started his training at Newcastle.
But he has knuckled down and seems to be fully fit now and is getting match fit, having played for the Reserves on Tuesday night, and will play again against Liverpool next Tuesday evening.
He is likely to be included in the squad for the Blackpool game a week tomorrow, but we don;t yet know whether he will start that game.
And it seems that Sol has been impressed with young Andy Carroll at Newcastle, who has scored 4 goals in just 3 games so far this season, but Sol knows he will need time to develop into the top class striker he could become.
But Sol also says that Andy has to keep his feet on the ground, and only concentrate on his football.
“I have not marked Andy Carroll in training yet, but I think he is definitely a great prospect. He has got to make sure he keeps his feet on the ground and concentrates on football.”
“That is the main thing. “You have got to keep on working hard because you can’t just turn the tap on and turn it off.”
“It doesn’t work like that. As long as he keeps his feet on the ground and keeps working hard, I am sure he is going to keep on pushing. I am sure he is definitely one for the future for club and for country.”
That’s only one thing that Sol can have an impact on at Newcastle – the youngsters, because Sol has done it all and has some tremendous experience playing at top clubs, winning things (yes we know that’s odd), and representing England and playing well in the World Cups of 1998, 2002 and 2006.
We look forward to when Sol will make his first team debut at Newcastle, but we are delighted he is at the club.