Sam Allardyce has talked today about Emre, our creative Turkish midfield player, who will be available for selection on Sunday against Everton. Like a number of players at Newcastle Emre’s problem has been injuries in the 2 seasons he’s been at the club.
Yesterday, Emre talked about his willingness to fight for his place at Newcastle this season and we’re impressed with the way players freely admit they are not guaranteed a starting place at Newcastle.
Sam talked today about Emre and thinks he can be a key player for Newcastle this season.
Sam Allardyce – Emre is a unique player for Newcastle
Sam has worked his magic at Newcastle already in terms of players’ attitudes because the players all seem so very positive and committed to the Newcastle cause. We don’t have to mention that has not always been true in the past. Sam talks positively and truthfully about Emre and we already heard yesterday how committed the Turk seems to be to Newcastle.
This is what Big Sam had to say about his little Turkish midfield player:
“In many ways, Emre is unique for us at the moment because of his passing ability and the way he can unlock the back door in teams,” “We will need a player who can do that at times. He has a fantastic eye for a pass and he is also left-footed, which is something different again.â€
“He is not the same type of player as the other midfielders and he can definitely bring something extra when he is full fit.â€ “It’s just a case of getting him fit and keeping him fit.”
“I’ve not got a large enough squad to be thinking about losing any players and I do not want to sell Emre,” “The squad is just about big enough this season, but I will not be looking to lose anyone.â€
“Emre’s problems have been injuries. He had an injury at the start of the season, went away on international duty and came back with another little problem which has taken longer than we expected to clear up.â€
“He’s just getting back involved, but he will be going away on international duty again next week.â€ “I just hope, this time, he doesn’t come back injured again. We want to have him fit and available because he adds something different to the squad when he is fit.”
We think Emre can be a big player for us this season and don’t be surprised if Sam works his magic and gets the very best out of the Turk. Emre has only shown flashes of his brilliance at Newcastle during the last 2 years and we think he can do much better. Sam had El Hadji Diouf at Bolton, and the Senegalese had been a similar player to Emre at Liverpool, his former club. Yet when Sam got him to Bolton he not only calmed him down (well at least a little bit :D) but he also made him more consistent and eas able to effectively use his talents. We believe Sam can do the same with Emre – at least we hope so. If he can do that we have a great player on our hands. Emre certainly has seemed committed to the club this season.
Emre – Newcastle’s 47 times capped Turkish midfielder
The 27-year-old came through a full game for the reserves on Tuesday night at Manchester City, scoring a great goal direct from a free kick and was the best player on the field, according to sources at the game.
Sam also insists the 47-times capped Turkish star will not be leaving Tyneside in January, as rumors in the past have suggested. We think that is now very true, but we also need to see some some performances from Emre. It looks like the stage is set for him to be able to produce again for the club â€“ starting Sunday against Everton.
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