Sol Campbell seems to be really looking forward to his debut for the Newcastle club tomorrow night at Chelsea in the 3rd round of the Carling Cup.
Sol Campbell - makes debut tomorrow night
Campbell talked to the Evening Chronicle today:
“Nothing is easy in life, so we have to roll our sleeves up and get on with it.” “I’ve got great memories of this competition and won it way back.” “It’s always nice to win the competition and have a great cup run.” “But Chris has to look at the whole season.”
“He’s got one eye on the full season – that’s a priority for him.” “I can’t pick and choose when the games come.” “The main thing is being out there and smelling the environment of a football arena again.” “But I’m ready. That’s why I played in the reserves against Chelsea last week – I didn’t want to be too short.” “I was behind the lads in pre-season, but I’ve caught up with them.”
“I’ve been putting in the minutes and hours behind the scenes just to catch up.” “I want to make a good account of myself. The lads are doing well and it’s a big game for us against one of the biggest teams in the world.” “It’s a nice cup to win – any domestic competition, if you can win it, is great.”
“I can understand why Chris is making a few changes because of the squad situation. Chelsea will still play a strong team regardless.” “It will be a good outing for us so we have to just keep going.”
lt will be interesting to see just how well Sol plays tomorrow night, because the player is very ambitious.
He will not be satisfied to sit on the bench at Newcastle for too long, but he also professional enough to know that it’s up to him to force himself into the Newcastle line -up.
That’s will be even more important for him, since he sees himself playing top class football for a few more seasons yet, and if he is to get a contract extension on Tyneside, you would expect he would need quite a few first team appearances under his belt this season.