46-year-old David Ginola was one of the many former Newcastle greats to turn out for Steve Harper’s testimonial last night, which seems to have been a massive success and benefits three local charities.
David Ginola - a shame Newcastle are struggling
And not surprisingly some of the former Newcastle players were interviewed after the game, and David talked about it being a shame that Newcastle had struggled so much in the Premier League last season.
This is what the former French International had to say:
“It’s a bit of a shame to see the club struggling,” “When you look at the stadium and the fans, you realise they deserve some good results. If the club could get back to having good results again, it would be amazing.” “They should be at least challenging.”
“I don’t mean they have to win trophies.” “They just need to be out there challenging the big boys and not struggling to stay in the league.” “That would be a major step forward. If they could step forward in that way, it would be amazing.” “We spoke in the dressing room together.”
“It was fantastic in one way, but terrible in another.” “That’s because we would all like to be able to do this every week again. We know that it’s impossible.” “If we could do that more often, then that would be interesting.” “The response of the fans was amazing.”
“The stadium was full, and that’s amazing.” “But it’s only in a place like Newcastle where you can find this passion for the game.”
Maybe Newcastle can be a surprise package in the Premier League as we were two years ago, and a lot will depend on the form and fitness of new striker Loic Remy, who could take on the role of Demba Ba two years ago, who was Newcastle’s top scorer.
Loic Remy – could make first start for Newcastle on Saturday
We’ll probably get a chance to see what Loic can do at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, where he is likely to make his first start for the club.
A Newcastle win by 2-0 with both goals coming from Loic Remy would certainly lift the spirits of Newcastle’s fans on Saturday.
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