Everton striker Saha: Newcastle legend Shearer was a phenomenon

Everton striker Louis Saha has paid tribute to former Newcastle United teammate Alan Shearer in his new book.

Everton striker Louis Saha has paid tribute to former Newcastle United teammate Alan Shearer in his new book.

The France international started his English adventure in 1999 on a half-season loan from French side Metz to Newcastle, where he played with England No.9 Shearer.

"He was a phenomenon," Saha recalled. "Nearly 300 goals in the Premier League, a symbolic player.

"He had an aura about him, a determination and an incredible confidence. He made me understand football - it is above all about instinct. He was always in the right place and would shoot from wherever he was. And he trusted his instinct."

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