Magpies must not go down - Beye

08 May 2009 07:46
Newcastle United defender Habib Beye has warned his team-mates they must not allow the club to be relegated from the Premier League this season.Beye, 31, has been a regular in Alan Shearer's side since returning from injury and has stressed the importance of keeping the club in the top flight. [LNB]"We are one of the biggest clubs in England and we cannot drop into the Championship," he told BBC Newcastle. [LNB]"We as players have a responsibility and must take that responsibility." [LNB]The former Marseille full-back has become a fans favourite at St James' Park since making a £2m move to Tyneside in August 2007.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] emp_load.getEmpEmbeddedParams("emp_8038946");The Senegalese international has an equally strong bond with the club, and hopes that safety can be secured, starting with Monday's crucial Tyne-Tees derby with Middlesbrough at St James' Park. [LNB]"The reality is that we're in the bottom three, and if the season ended now, then we'd be relegated," he said.[LNB] Just wondering how many of you have renewed your season ticket for next season? its-a-krul-game "We have a big game on Monday and I think we have the responsibility to win this game." [LNB]Newcastle are level with Middlesbrough on 31 points in 18th place, with Boro a place below them and West Bromwich Albion at the bottom of the table.

Source: BBC_Sport