We had seen on Friday that Demba Ba had put a thank you note on his Twitter account to the Newcastle fans for all they had done for him at Newcastle, but he has expanded that in an interview he gave yesterday.
Demba Ba - Newcastle fans the best
And the Senegal striker has given out compliments to the Newcastle fans as the best fans he has ever played for.
This is what he said:
“When a club like Chelsea wants you the decision is going to be easy.” “With all the respect I have for Newcastle, because Newcastle is a big club with a big history, when you come to Chelsea it’s a step forward for me.”“The Newcastle supporters probably won’t be too happy but the true fans will understand.”
“They were supporting me from day one and I’m very happy with this season. They’re some of the best fans I’ve played for.” “I just want to thank them for what they’ve done for me.” “I can understand. It’s not like I wanted to leave them in some trouble, but if you have Chelsea wanting you this kind of club is not coming in every day for you.”
“I woke up on Wednesday and I prepared myself to play for Newcastle) against Everton.” “I got a text from the manager (Alan Pardew) that said I needed to come and see him.” “From that moment I knew that everything was fixed and I’d go.” “I traveled down as quickly as possible to London to watch the Chelsea game against QPR and after that the next day I had a medical so it was very busy.”
We should probably clarify what Demba Ba said in his first paragraph – Newcastle are a big club who have won nowt since 1969 – excuse my Geordie lingo. And with those comments Ba has probably realized Chelsea have to play Newcastle on Saturday – 2nd February.
So what with Alex Ferguson coming out and saying his comments about that wee club in the North East were directed completely at the Newcastle hierarchy and not the Geordie fans, whom Alex said were the best in the business – we’ve had a few compliments over the last few days.
Now if we only can get a team that’s as good as the fans – and we’d win the Premier League.
Howay The Lads!!
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