The Evening Chronicle has published an interview with Cheick Tiote this morning, where Cheick says tonight’s game in the Europa league is the most important game of the season for Newcastle – but there’s not a mention of his arrest yesterday by Northumbria Police on fraud charges – that seems a little weird.
Cheick Tiote – in action for Newcastle
But Cheick is expected to play tonight, and he has this to say about the game:
“This is our most important game of the season so far.” “We have a chance to go far in this competition. It would be a good experience for the club, and for the players as well. If we do the right things then we can go forward.”
“Everybody is ready to play in this game,” he said. “And everybody wants to play in it.” “You don’t get a chance to play in Europe too often. We must make the most of it.” “For me this is the most important game of the season so far.
“If we play together then it can be good to go far in.” “We are in a good way now. If we play the way we did at Spurs then we have a good chance to win every single game.” “We have to work as hard as we did at Spurs.”
Good words from the Ivorian there.
We’ll see how Cheick does tonight – but he needs to cut out making silly fouls just outside the penalty area – and of course his lack of discipline is a weak point of his game at the moment – hopefully that can be corrected in time.
We’re not sure what the fraud charges are – but they seem to do with some driving offenses he’s had in the past – maybe he’s tried to cover them up in some way.
But the thing that surprised us with the story of his arrest at around 6:00 pm local time last night, was his custom Chevrolet Camaro which was reported to cost £75K – here’s the Chevrolet web site in the US – and Camaros they start at around $23K – that around £14K – so how can you get one as expensive as £75K?
You can actually build one – so if you get everything possible it’s still not too expensive, although the 2013 Camaro Coupe ZL1 is $56,550 – around £35K.
Cars must be much more expensive in Europe it seems.
We hope Cheick has a great game tonight.
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