Emre has been injured yet again, this time playing for Turkey when he probably shouldn’t have risked it.
The disappointing thing with Emre is that he was not available to play for Newcastle against Wigan in the last league game but told his national side he was available for Turkey’s two games during the international break.
Emre was injured playing for Turkey in their 3-0 win over Hungary and had to come off. We don’t know how long he will be out this time.
Emre – injured again for Turkey when he shouldn’t have risked it
Players should really understand who pays their wages and not always want to play for their country and risk injury when they are doubtful. Emre was obviously just recovering from injury because he hadn’t played in Newcastle’s previous game, yet he was still willing to risk it for Turkey – that’s just not good.
Emre is one of the Newcastle players who always seems to be injured and he’s probably done himself no good with Big Sam by again being unavailable for selection after saying he wanted to leave while away on the international break. A double whammy for Big Sam.
This is what Manager Sam Allardyce said today:
“Emre came off in the game on Wednesday and has phoned to say he has picked up an injury,” “That’s a big disappointment because we had only just got him fit before he went off to play for Turkey.”
“He played against Barnsley and could not complete that game and was then unfit for Wigan.â€ “It’s bitterly disappointing that he got injured for Turkey but there’s nothing we can do about it.â€
“The good news is that everyone else has come through without any injuries but obviously there is some fatigue which will have to weigh-up over the next couple of days before picking the strongest side for Derby”
One other player we’ll just mention, since he hasn’t played at all this season is Celestine Babayaro, who has presumably been out injured since February with a groin strain. Celestine is not due to return until next Monday to training. The last time he seemed to play for Newcastle was on 22nd February in the home game against Zutle Waregem in the UEFA Cup, when he was replaced at half time by Paul Huntington, presumably because he was injured.