One of Newcastle’s best players this season has been our Ivory Coast International Cheick Tiote in central midfield.
Cheick Tiote - top player for Newcastle
Tiote has been little short of phenomenal for Newcastle this season and seems a terrific buy for just £3.5M from Dutch club FC Twente.
And the PL seems to suit Cheick’s physical style of play:.
“For me the Premier League is all about the physical battle, and it’s one that I enjoy very much,”
“In Holland, it’s a very different style, but already I know that the style in the Premier League suits me as a player.”
“Some games there will be a physical edge to them, and you have to stand up to them.” “I’m certainly not the type of player who will shirk those challenges.”
“All I do is my job, it isn’t just about the skilful players – everybody has a job – and I know mine is to be committed, but fair.”
“My English is getting better and better every day, and I feel settled at Newcastle United now.”
Tiote had a terrific game last Sunday against Chelsea, when he pitted against two of his Ivory Coast colleagues, Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou, but he was again very strong in the middle of the park and worked tirelessly for the Newcastle cause.
And Newcastle are due a win tomorrow, which would be their first in 5 games since we beat Arsenal 1-0 at the Emirates, and it’s certainly a game Newcastle can win if our best side turns up for the game.
We do have Joey Barton back tomorrow to partner Tiote in the middle of the park for Newcastle, so Chris will be able to field a strong side tomorrow.
“It’s important for us to win this game at West Bromwich Albion,” “We must play well, and be competitive, as a team.
“If we do, I think it’s possible to win this game. That is our aim.” “We played well against Chelsea, and took an important point, and we are confident as a team.”
All 3 points tomorrow would be terrific, but WBA are a food side this season under Roberto Di Mateo, but it looks like the snow has interrupted their training this week, and they’ve had to train indoors.
But we understand their indoor surface we very hard, and made it rather difficult for the West Brom players to fully prepare for the game.
Well, if we were selfish we’d say that’s good news for Newcastle, and we are looking for a win tomorrow, that’s for sure.