Cacapa overjoyed at goal
Claudio Cacapa is on 'cloud nine' after scoring his first goal for Newcastle in the 3-1 victory over Tottenham.
By James Dall
Last Updated: 24/10/07 4:11pm
Newcastle United defender Claudio Cacapa is on 'cloud nine' after scoring his first goal for the club in Monday night's 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
The Brazilian international joined The Magpies on a free transfer during the summer after parting ways with French champions Lyon at the end of last season.
Cacapa netted the second of Newcastle's goals against Spurs with a powerful header courtesy of Emre's expertly delivered corner.
The 31-year-old has expressed his delight at his move to St James' Park, and set his sights on becoming a potent threat on set-pieces in the future.
"I scored around seven goals for Lyon in my seven seasons with them, but none of them gave me as much pleasure as that one on Monday night and I really do feel that I can get more," he told the club's official website.
"It was a fantastic feeling and such an important goal for us, and I'm on cloud nine at the moment.
"This has been a great move for me, and I could hardly be happier at the way things are going.
"Most of my goals with Lyon came from headers from set pieces and we have some wonderful dead ball kickers like Emre, Charles N'Zogbia and Geremi, and both Abdoulaye Faye and myself feel we can knock in a few goals this season.
"Abdoulaye hit the post with a header in the first half on Monday night, but I was lucky that my effort went in and I'm sure I can improve on my scoring record with Lyon here at Newcastle."