White Hart Lane

Next Game

Tottenham v Newcastle

Sunday, 26 October 2014, 13:30

Barclays Prem

St James' Park, Newcastle

Last Game

Newcastle 1 - 0 Leicester

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Taylor ready for Eto'o reunion

Steven Taylor will come up against Samuel Eto'o when Newcastle go to Russia on Thursday - nine years after their first meeting.

Last Updated: 07/03/13 at 16:05 Post Comment

Steven Taylor: Framed shirt he swapped with Samuel Eto'o

Steven Taylor: Framed shirt he swapped with Samuel Eto'o

The defender's senior debut came as an 18-year-old in a UEFA Cup tie with Eto'o's Real Mallorca, and Taylor left the Balearics with the Cameroon star's shirt.

Eto'o is now at Anzhi Makhachkala and reportedly among the highest earners in the game, and Taylor will again have the task of keeping him quiet in the first leg of Newcastle's Europa League last-16 tie.

He said: "I remember that - he's probably still got my shirt as his duster! He might bring it to the game with cobwebs on it.

"I never thought I would play against him again. He won't have a clue who I am, no chance!

"To have the chance of playing against a top-quality player like him is good. I've still got his shirt - it's framed."

Taylor insists United will not be intimidated by an expensively-assembled squad which also includes Lassana Diarra and Brazilian Willian.

He said: "They have spent a lot of money, but we have got class in our team - look at the players we have got. We will have young, fresh players with more energy on the pitch. We will need that in Moscow."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

eah, if there's one thing football autobiographies need more of, it's mind numbing-inanity and platitudinous tales of bantz.

Hallicks
Robson blasts Keane book

W

e were a steaming pile of recently released dogs dinner.

popularpete,
Wenger: We refused to lose

I

m sure I'll be one of about 100 but the Monday's third allbum was actually Pill, Thrills n Bellyache. Brendan would kill for quality like that right now.

u man
Brendan Rodgers: Radiohead Or The Happy Mondays

Footer 365

Premier League: Didier Drogba hoping to lead Chelsea line at Old Trafford

Didier Drogba admits he is still getting up to speed at Chelsea, but has declared himself 'ready' to face Man Utd.

Carragher: Balotelli will leave Liverpool next season

Jamie Carragher does not believe Mario Balotelli will remain with the club next season.

Champions League: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers rues defensive mistakes in Real Madrid defeat

Brendan Rodgers says he could have asked for no more from his side after seeing them taken apart by Real Madrid.

Mail Box

Oh Mario - Why Always Meh?

Come on in and play the Liverpool blame game. Is it the fault of Rodgers, Balotelli, Mignolet, Johnson, Markovic or Lovren? Plus, Arsenal fans annoyed in victory...

Do Man City Have A 'Small Mentality'?

That's one claim in the mailbox after Vincent Kompany focused on a few hundred CSKA fans sneaking into the ground instead of City blowing a two-goal lead...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property