Taylor was asked how many Sunderland players would get into the Newcastle line-up.
‚ÄúNot even one player,‚ÄĚ he replied. ‚ÄúThat is the quality we possess.
‚ÄúWe say it all the time. Even last year the gaffer said it, he has our team above Sunderland. It is all very well saying that but we have to go out and deliver. That is down to the players.
‚ÄúIt is all right saying, ‚ÄėYes, the team sheet looks great‚Äô but you have to go and perform.‚ÄĚ
What about England‚Äôs Adam Johnson, would he swap him for a Newcastle winger?
‚ÄúNo! He can join our reserves if he wants to,‚ÄĚ said Taylor, warming to his mischievous theme.
‚ÄúBut Adam Johnson is a very good player. I played with him with England Under-21s and he is very attack-minded.
"He knows all about this game, being from Middlesbrough.‚ÄĚ