Gosling Says The Laughs Have Returned To Newcastle
12 August 2011 06:56
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Dan Gosling is desperate to make up for lost time as he prepares to launch his Newcastle career in earnest against Arsenal on Saturday. Dan Gosling: "It was really hard for me. Some of the sessions were tough and there were some dark days where I didn't think I could do it, but I got through it."The physios were really good with me, all the other lads were good as well and I had my family encouraging me all the time."It was tough, but I managed to come through it and I'm just glad it's all behind me now."I got a couple of minutes at Sunderland - and we conceded as well, so it wasn't a memorable couple of minutes."But I am looking forward to the season and hopefully I can have a bigger impact this year."I was in the standsthe last time Arsenal came here. It was probably one of the best games I have ever seen, coming back from 4-0 down at half-time - it was just doom and gloom and people were leaving."Then in the second half, we came out a different team and got four goals back - and we could probably have even won the game."It was crazy. I was jumping up and down in the box."It made us have a never-say-die attitude. In football, anything can happen. It takes a split-second to score a goal, as we proved."At 4-0 down, I don't think anyone would have put a bet on us coming back - I don't think we would have, to be honest, at the time, but we now know we can do it and we will never give up."Everyone encourages each other - there's always moaning out on the pitch, but that's part and parcel of football, you get that everywhere."But once you come off it, everyone is laughing and joking and it is a great family environment."