Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Hard Work Paying off for Me - Robert

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Hard Work Paying off for Me - Robert

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Byline: By Alan Oliver

Laurent Robert believes he is reaping the reward of 18 years of hard work as the French winger continues to play an important part in Newcastle United's recent good run, (writes Alan Oliver).

Robert spoke in the Chronicle last Wednesday of how he feels Liverpool are his lucky opponents ( and he duly obliged with the match-winner at St James' Park on Saturday.

All of Robert's four goals this season have come from dead-ball kicks and he said after his latest: "I was very happy to score the goal, and was even more pleased it was the goal that secured three points for us.

"I have been practising those free kicks for almost 18 years now, since I was 12 years old! When you practise all the time, it feels good to see one go in like that.

"It was a tough game for us but we are on a good run now and we were always confident we would win the game. …

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