Taylor delighted at Toon form

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Steven Taylor has insisted that Newcastle’s position in the Barclays Premier League table is not down to luck, but a team with the upmost strength and spirit.


The Toon are currently third - above Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool in the table - and the side are undefeated in 10 matches so far this season.

And Taylor puts this surprise success down to hard work, commitment to the club and the strength to ignore the off-field controversies that marred the summer transfer period.

“The stats show we are all definitely working harder than we have in previous years. Definitely,” Taylor told The Journal.

“With and without the ball we get through a lot of work. We try to get the ball back as quickly as possible.

“I would imagine Jonás, for example, would have got through about 15 or 16km at Stoke. He was unbelievable. He was non-stop, but even in training he has a phenomenal work ethic. Even Obertan on the other wing works extremely hard.

“The players we have got just never stop running. They just keep going and going and going. I would like to compare them to a Duracell battery because I think a Duracell battery would conk out before those two.

“The wingers were a massive part for us. Jonás and Obertan were on fire for us, but overall everyone works hard, from the forwards all the way back.”

Newcastle’s showing against Stoke on Monday might have appeared to be the Demba Ba show, with the striker scoring a hat-trick for the Toon,

but Taylor believes that every member of the squad is playing a big part in the side’s successes this season.


“As a team we can’t carry anybody,” he said. “We are a small squad and we cannot afford to carry anyone. In previous years we might have carried a couple, we can’t do that now. Even the lads who come on from the bench get stuck in. That’s the spirit we have.

“We put tremendous work in [against Stoke]. Even the lads up front were getting battered around but they got up and got on with it. They

put themselves about.

“Yohan [Cabaye] and the midfield moved it around. Overall it was a terrific team performance, I hope the fans enjoyed it because we had to work hard for that.”

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