Newcastle’s new signing Jose EnriqueÂ had his first interview with the Official Newcastle United web-site - after he signed for the club this afternoon for â‚¤6.2M on a 5 year contract.
Jose is pleased there are other Spanish-speaking players like Albert Luque and Nobby Solano a the club who will be able toÂ talk to him while he gets used to the language and culture changes.
Jose also said he knows we have a lot of players at the club who are used to winning many things - what has Big Sam been telling him?
But seriously it’s a very good interview – and remember when you read this that Jose is just 21 years-old – and in a new and different country – read on.
Jose Enrique – “Sam Allardcye treated me very well and understands me”
This what Jose told the official Newcastle web-site immediately after signing for the club this afternoon.
â€œI believe very much in the manager at Newcastle United and I believe they are going to be one of the top teams.â€
â€œI met Sam for dinner and I was very interested to hear his plans for the club.â€
â€œHe treated me very well and understands me.â€
â€œHe understands I have to get used to a lot of new things, like changes in culture and language, but he says he is going to help me adapt to that.â€
â€œHe say it will make me stronger and he will have patience with me.â€ â€œI am really happy to hear that.â€
â€œI know that Newcastle already have a lot of players with a lot of character and players used to winning many things and playing in Europe like Michael Owen, Mark Viduka, Alan Smith and Obefemi Martins.â€
â€œIt will also help me having players like Nolberto Solano and Albert Luque to speak to.â€
â€œAlbert says he is going to take care of me at Newcastleâ€
We’re sure Albert will do just that Jose.
We areÂ soÂ pleased that Sam seems to have impressed the youngster so much – not only does that give Newcastle United a very good name – but it will help usÂ capture other good players in the future. Of course we are also pleased thatÂ Sam does indeed treat the boys very well and all credit to him.
Sam was not at the signing (Chris Mort handled it) as there are reports that Sam’s off to Spain to talk with Drago of Seville to convince him to join the revolution at the club – best of luck to the big man.
Do you get the impression that Big Sam is building a very close knit group at the club?Â Â That has gotÂ to be very good for morale and team spirit. Can’t wait for the Bolton game – although Jose will probably not be in the squad.
Comments very welcome.