Beye targets lucky seven

08 May 2009 12:24
Newcastle defender Habib Beye is targeting a return of seven points from the last three games to keep the club in the Barclays Premier League.[LNB] Two wins and a draw looks a tall order for a side which has managed only six league victories all season, but there is little doubt only a first three-point haul at St James' Park since December 21 is a must against derby rivals Middlesbrough on Monday night if they are to avoid the drop.[LNB] Senegal international defender Beye said: "We know what we need to do. I think we need to get seven points to stay in the Premier League. We can't afford to lose any more - we just need three points on Monday."[LNB] Fulham visit Tyneside next weekend for another potentially make-or-break encounter before the curtain falls on a disastrous campaign at Aston Villa.[LNB] The Magpies have tasted victory only once in their last 17 league games, but they know they have now reached the point of no return.[LNB] Once again, a club with an astonishing talent for attracting bad publicity has found itself engulfed in controversy in the wake of Joey Barton's sending off at Liverpool last Sunday.[LNB] The 26-year-old collected a three-match ban for his pains after scything through Xabi Alonso, but has since been banned from the training ground after a stand-up row with boss Alan Shearer in the dressing room afterwards.[LNB] Beye added: "He [Shearer] said the game is gone, we can't do anything about it.[LNB] "We need to focus on the game against Boro. It will be the most important game for everybody in their lives.[LNB] "We have three games left now, and I think everybody knows what we need to stay in the Premier League."

Source: Eurosport