Sebastien Bassong was recovering at his London home today after a nasty fall in Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-0 loss at Stamford Bridge.
Sebastien Bassong – while at Newcastle last season
In the second half of the Spurs’ 3-0 defeat against Chelsea yesterday, Bassong fell and seemed to hit his head hard on the turf, and seemed to be concussed and concussed badly.
It took around 8 minutes before he was finally carried from the field on a stretcher and he didn’t look at all well.
But after some scenes – when you just don’t know how bad things may be – he required oxygen for instance – the former Newcastle fan favorite told the Chronicle today:
“I’m still alive, I felt like my head was going to explode.”
“I went to hospital but I hope I’m better after more rest.”
One of the biggest casualties of relegation was losing Bassong to Spurs, because the lad played very well last season, to say the least, and he was always so committed to the Newcastle cause.
But at least the club made £8M from his sale, and it wasn’t his fault that he wanted to remain in the Premier League.
By the way Spurs are now in serious trouble in central defense as Ledley King went off injured even before Bassong was injured.
With injury prone defenders like King and Woodgate at Spurs, Bassong will get plenty of playing time and he’s already been a mini revelation in London, but that will come as no surprise to Newcastle fans.
Now let’s hope 19 year-old Hungarian Tamas Kadar will be as good as Seb, in 4 years time – and Tamas looks pretty good already!
For the record Michael Dawson and Jonathan Woodgate have been injured all season.
And Newcastle fans can be proud that the home gate for Saturday’s game against bottom placed Plymouth, was bigger than that at the London derby game yesterday – just unbelievable.
And wait until WBA arrive at St. James’ Park (or should that be Shrine) on Saturday 16th January, if the two clubs are still heading the Championship!
Howay The Lads!!