Fabian Schar had another good performance in a Newcastle shirt against Watford this afternoon. The Swiss defender took matters into his own hands late in the first half with a great finish from inside the box.
Fabian gave an interview on NUFC TV after today’s draw and described his goal:
“It was just there in the right space. The ball flicked in front of my foot and I could score. It was important that we could equalize before half time. We thought we could win the game in the second half. We had some chances.”
Here is some video of the 27-year-old’s nice finish.
Joe iniciando a jogada para o gol de Fabian Schar pic.twitter.com/ZdwrrnboDx
— Fernando Junior (@JF_Junior94) August 31, 2019
Schar was replaced by Federico Fernandez late in the game. He was asked what led to his late substitution:
“I felt a little bit dizzy and sick. I could’t see good. I wanted to play, of course, but it was the right decision to come off because I wasn’t able to see everything.”
It’s very good news that Fabian did not suffer an injury today. The last thing Newcastle need is another top player going down with an injury. He should also be available for Switzerland’s EURO Qualifier against Ireland on Thursday.
Ultimately though, Fabian was upset with today’s result. He feels it was two points lost but still thinks the team is in a good place going forward. This is what he said about today’s game:
“The start was quite bad to be honest. Still we played at home, especially after the game at Spurs we wanted to get the three points here, I’m disappointed to only get one point. I think this week we showed we are in a good way, and if we continue working like this we’ll be very positive.”
The performance was not bad in the least. The team worked hard but just couldn’t finish their chances today. Well, with the exception of Fabian who put his away with no problem.