Steven Taylor has a very good game for Newcastle yesterday and that was impressive especially since t was his first appearance for Newcastle since late August when he played the full game in the 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.
His experience and great heading ability could make a huge difference for us in the run-in to the league, but the main thing is to keep Steven fit.
Steven Taylor with goalscorer Mitrovic after win
This is what Steven Taylor has said on the Newcastle web-site today:
“I’ve got my buzz and my swagger back. So far, so good. I feel like a million dollars.”
“I was out in Qatar for a week in January doing the final stages of my rehab and that was a huge help. When I came back I told the head coach I was ready and hungry.”
“I’ve had to sit patiently. I’ve found myself out of the team, but I’ve got my head down, grafted and waited for my chance to come.”
“Today I was back to where I want to be, playing football for Newcastle United. There is no better feeling.” “Coming into the game, there was pressure on our shoulders because there is a lot of frustration at the moment.”
“But we started off fantastically, we controlled the game with our possession, we made them run a lot, they were frightened with what we had going forward, and I thought we looked solid at the back.”
“From Mitro all through the pitch to Robbie, I thought everyone worked so hard and played their part.”
“We still need to finish our chances but we got the goal, controlled things and saw the game out well. We kept a clean sheet and everyone crawled off that pitch because it was a great team performance.”
“It was a job well done.”
There’s an upbeat Steven Taylor for you – but as we said earlier we hope he can stay fit
That’s the main thing with Steven, who is one of the few players along with Fab Coloccini who played in the relegation season of 2008-2009 and then we came straight back up from the Championship in the next season.
Steven’s contract ends in June and it could be the local lad is in his final season at Newcastle United.
Steven joined Newcastle when he was just 9 years old back in 1995 and he made his debut in 2004 under Sir Bobby Robson.