David Ginola gave a long interview in the Chronicle on Sunday, and it’s worth reading through that interview, because the former Newcastle legend has a lot of good things to say, and some very good advice to give to the French players currently in the Newcastle squad.
David Ginola – good advice to current crop of players
And it’s always good when a player of an exciting and great bygone era comes back and talks about how great a club Newcastle United is.
Alan Pardew has taken some stick this season for having so many foreign players in his team, although Alan is not the one responsible for bringing players into the club – Mike Ashley is the main man for that, and he’s now being assisted by Joe Kinnear as our new Director of Football.
And David doesn’t care where a player is from, once he dons that famous black and white shirt – he’s from Newcastle United:
“It doesn’t matter where you’re from.” “If you’re French, Spanish or German, the club will always be more important than the players.” “And when you play here you have to realise that success must start from the dressing room and getting the spirit right.”
“This is why we had a very good team in the nineties.” “It was because we were good footballers but we got on well together, and shared other things apart from the football.” “It was enjoyable.”
“Every day in training was a great laugh and I have some good memories of that.” “We just used to enjoy being around each other.” “If you can get that type of spirit in, you will have a strong team.”
The Entertainers were a great side under Kevin Keegan, and when they come back, like a lot of them did a few weeks ago for Steve Harper’s testimonial, it becomes a thrilling event for the fans, and we don’t think it was a coincidence that three days later our lads beat Aston Villa at Villa Park 2-1, in what was a very good display.
It seems the team spirit Alan Pardew and his coaches have created in the dressing room is strong, and now we need this team to start winning games like in the days of old, and a good time to do that would be at Goodison Park tonight.
If we can do that, then spirits will be soaring again on Tyneside.
Howay The Lads.
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