Good news for Newcastle fans today as Sam says he expects Claudio Cacapa to be fit for our crucial game with Everton on Sunday.
Sam sings the praises of CaÃ§apa, who we signed on a free tranfer from Lyon during the summer.
The manager also believes the defensive errors on Saturday wouldn’t have happened if Claudio had been in the team.
Claudio Cacapa – great news, he’s available against Everton on Sunday
Sam told www.nufc.c.uk today:
“We gave Claudio a test on Saturday morning (before Man City) and he wasn’t ready,” “That, for me, was a big miss because he brings a huge amount of experience, as we’ve seen.â€
“The last time he played we beat West Ham 3-1 and we didn’t see that type of defending from anybody at Man City.â€ “I think he’d have taken a grip of them with just Emile Mpenza up front.â€
“He’s have been able to read the situation much better, but it wasn’t to be.” “Claudio has a groin injury but he doesn’t need a hernia operation,” â€œHowever, he should be OK for Everton.”
We certainly like Cacapa a lot and believe our top central defense duo will be Rozehnal and Cacapa, once things settle down a little.Â Claudio of course has stacks of experience in the European Champions League with Lyon, and has looked class in the Newcastle defense. He was consistently troubled by injury while at Lyon, so we hope that gets fixed by Sam sooner rather than later. We’ll have to keep an eye on his injury situation but it’s excellent news he’s available for Sunday.