Steven Taylor had a strong game at the back for Newcastle last Saturday, and with that performance, which was getting near to what Steven is capable of in the Premier League, the lad from Whitley Bay has a chance to keep his place for the tough game at Spurs on Sunday.
Steven Taylor – in action on Saturday against Leicester
With as many as five players returning from injury for the Spurs game (Tiote, Ameobi, Williamson, Riviere and Ryan Taylor), we should get a bit of competition for places in the side, and that’s always a good thing to bring out the best in our players.
This is what Steven has said today:
“We can’t carry anybody.” “The win against Leicester was massive.” “You could see the faces around the dressing room after the hard work.”
“Everybody put 100% effort in which we needed. The fans were absolutely delighted. They had big smiles on their faces and that’s what we need to do more often.”
“It was hard work, Leicester came here and Nigel Pearson set the team up to try to break us down and counter attack.” “We put our bodies on the line.”
“That’s one of the things we’ve said in previous games. Even at Palace we let a lead slip.” “Players were out of position, We were trying to get an extra goal.”
“We have to kill games off. We did that at the end against Leicester and closed it off.” “We competed all over the pitch and we kept the ball really well.”
“It was a great goal, he cut inside and it was a good little dummy before putting it in the bottom corner – Kasper Schmeichel had no chance.”
“It was fantastic for him to get the goal, much needed. It was a massive relief for us.”
Yesterday when we were writing about Spurs having a Europa League match tonight, we almost convinced ourselves that we can get something out of the game at White Hart Lane on Sunday.
Spurs are still inconsistent this season, and are often there for the taking after a Europa League game, so hopefully we can play well and catch them off form,.
But a win will still be very difficult against a team of good players, but it’s possible, and that would be the second time in a row we have won at White Hart Lane after the fantastic 1-0 victory last season.
That’s what we are hopping for on Sunday.
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