Charles N’Zogbia was never one of our favorite players at Newcastle, although the lad was always a good player.
Charles N’Zogbia – good game against Newcastle – dam it!
But he did what footballers are paid to do on Saturday afternoon, when the French International did his talking on the field, with two very good goals, at least from Wigan’s perspective.
And since he was booed all game all game long, he didn’t react to that or let it affect his game, so at least on Saturday he showed a lot of professionalism.
But the Frenchman was rightly upset that Wigan couldn’t maintain their two goal lead in the last 20 minutes of the game, as goals from Shola Ameobi and one from Fabricio Coloccini in the 94th minute of playing time, got Newcastle an unlikely point.
N’Zogbia told the Wigan Evening Post today:
“We really played our football in the first half, passing the ball around very well, and deserved to be in front,”
“But perhaps in the second half we sat back a bit too much and invited a bit of the pressure.” “When you are winning 2-0, you have to keep going forward – and I think we’ve maybe learned a lesson for the future.”
“Even when you are winning you have to keep going, playing your own game.” “We came here determined to do a job and we’re disappointed we couldn’t see it through.”
“The whole team is disappointed, because we feel like we have given them a point,” “It was so frustrating to see them equalise at the end, but we have to learn from it and come back stronger next weekend against Bolton.”
We criticized Charles a lot while he was at Newcastle because of some of his actions and statements, but we should also compliment the lad on something well done.
Let’s face it – he played great for Wigan on Saturday ………………. even if that was very unfortunate for Newcastle.