Fabian Schar is an excellent player, and he has finally got his chance in the first team as a starter, and nobody cannot say he hasn’t taken it with both hands (feet?).
We knew he was a top-rated player in the Swiss International side and he had a good World Cup in Russia.
Fabian didn’t grumble when he didn’t get much playing time at the beginning of the season.
But he trained hard, and when he finally got the chance to come on for the injured Jamaal Lascelles in November against Watford, he did well, and we got our first win.
That must have been some feeling for Schar who did play exceptionally well in the second half after Watford had spurned several good chances in the first half.
But we won the game, and since then we have played six games and won three of them.
Federico Fernandez is fit again, and the Argentine has been a revelation at the back for us this season, and now we have Frenchman Florian Lejeune just waiting for his chance to come back into the first team.
So we now have a wealth of center-back talent with all of them in good form at the moment – and fit too.
Fabian Schar – has had to be patient on Tyneside
Schar is very competitive and wants to stay in the Newcastle starting eleven over the Christmas games.
This is what he has said in the Chronicle today:
“I knew before what qualities I have. Just at the beginning, I had to be patient to get a chance, and now I have had some quite good games.”
“I try to help my team by doing my job, and that’s all I can do. We know how hard it’s going to be now over the next few weeks with a lot of important games. You have to take every point you can get.”
“To get three points at Huddersfield is great. I’m really happy for the team and the fans. Their support was fantastic.”
“Of course, it’s important for all the teams like us. These games are massive.”
“When you get three points away it’s even bigger. I think we can be pretty happy after this game.”
“We’ve now got another important game against Fulham.”
“In the first 45 minutes we didn’t play really good. Also, second half we can improve a lot of things.”
“At the end we got the result and three points, which was what we wanted. It was a really important win.”
“We did a really good job in defence. All the players did their jobs, and that’s so important for us.”
Let’s hope we can make it our fourth win in eight games when we host Fulham on Saturday.
We must win this game – the last one before Christmas.
The players should see it as fan appreciation day and win the game for all of us.