LEON Best says the sky is the limit for him and Newcastle United this season – and has the words etched on his own body to prove it.
Best already has three goals to his name this season and is looking for more at St James’s Park tomorrow.
However, the striker was surprisingly left out of the last Republic of Ireland squad, despite his form.
And Best – who has “The sky’s the limit” tattooed on his forearm – is looking to take out his frustration on Tottenham Hotspur.
Talking about the 26-year-old’s exclusion, Ireland coach Giovanni Trappatoni said he couldn’t call up players “who just wait for the ball.”
However, Best has the statistics to prove his work-rate.
“I’m philosophical,” Best said. “I’ve spoken to our manager (Alan Pardew) about it.
“I seen what was said in the papers, but I’m doing 10k a game at the moment.
“Everybody’s built differently – I’m not the type of player who’s a little whippet and clocks mad runs all the time – but it’s a matter of my game talking for itself.
“I’m loving playing for such a big club like Newcastle United. I’ll concentrate 100 per cent on that.
“At the minute, I’m playing for the biggest club I‘ve ever played for and loving every minute of it.”
Newcastle have been proving people wrong this season.
Alan Pardew’s unbeaten side have confounded pre-season expectations in the first couple of months of the Premier League campaign by climbing to fourth.
And Best added: “I can’t wait for the Tottenham game.
“No matter what we’ve done this season, I feel like people are saying we’re on a lucky streak and maybe we don’t deserve it, or we shouldn’t be there.
“But we’re still there. If we’re playing the big teams and beating them, they’ll have to start respecting us.”