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13/01/2002

Here we go again!

Here we go again!

Winning Leeds was important as it brought us back to the top of the table. It was a fair result and no one can deny that. Although we conceived a goal in the first minute we managed to dominate the game and after the first five minute there was only one team at the field. Leeds had only one good chance in the second half, but Given's reaction was excellent. We played very well and I think our performance was excellent. After the 0-1 we all went forward to create the chances for the equaliser. Leeds players could not follow our game and the only thing they could do to stop us was foul. That explains why there were so many bookings.

I received a yellow card myself, but apart from that I am very happy with my performance. I believe I did what it was necessary for my team to win. I really wanted us to win, as the game was in a way special for me, after what happened when we played Leeds away. I was very happy at the end of the game for preventing Viduka from scoring. I think the best reply to anyone challenging you is given by a good performance, while playing.

Our fans helped us very much. They did not stop encouraging us even when we were a goal behind. I would like to dedicate the win to them and promise that we will all continue our efforts to stay at the top of the table.


Nikos Dabizas

 

232 Appearances in England (175 for Newcastle United, 18 for Leicester in the Premier League and 39 for Leicester in the Championship). Total League-Cup-Europe appearances 550. National Team appearances 70. Goals total 40.