Jose Enrique, contrary to rumors obviously made up in the press (what’s new?), has come out and said he wants to stay at Newcastle United.
Jose Enrique – would like Newcastle stay
Jose spoke to the Evening Chronicle yesterday – and we should say this was before yesterday’s disaster on Merseyside, which was yet another defeat, and sad to say most of the team settled foe a defeat – it seemed easier than playing your guts out – and they still picked up their wages at the end of the day.Â 🙁
â€œI know Newcastle paid a lot of money for me and my aim is to prove what a good player I am.”â€œIf you are a good footballer it shouldnâ€™t matter where you play or which country you play in, you should still show your potential.”
â€œPeople know that I had a thigh injury, but that doesnâ€™t mean I was unhappy.” â€œThe only problem has been not being able to play.”
â€œThe fans should not judge me on one good game or one bad game â€“ I need more matches to show them what I am about.”
â€œI enjoy working with Kevin Keegan â€“ he loves to play good football.”
â€œThe way we play is also different and by playing in this way â€“ the Keegan way â€“ we can get out of trouble.â€
After yesterday’s game where again too many Newcastle players were not up to the fight once we went behind from a really fluke goal from Pennant when the ball lopped over Steve Harper as Enrique tried the clear the ball. Jose kept shaking his head in disbelief after the goal, as he had every right to.
It was cruel luck again on the Magpies, but then after that too many of our players did what we’re getting sick of. They gave up the fight and settled for another defeat.
To us, that’s completely inexcusable and we’ll go down if that happens in many more of our games.
We should say that Jose is hardly a character that gives up and he’s done well since he’s come in though he just hasn’t had enough games to settle in as well as he should have by this time in the season.
Enrique has been injured of course, but after getting back to full fitness, he has started to show what he can do. Jose rightly feels his best form is yet to come as he continued:
â€œIn the last 10 games I hope I continue to be in the team.”â€œI played in the Blackburn game and thought that the team did very well. We were just unlucky to concede the goal in the final moments of the match.”
â€œUnfortunately, we havenâ€™t won as many games as I would like or played in as many as I would like.” â€œBut I will continue to try hard for United and the fans.”
â€œThere are enough matches to do that and play well in.” â€œWe have to do that because of our situation in the Premier League.â€
â€œI am content to stay at Newcastle.” â€œI am happy to be at the club, I have always been happy.”
â€œThe only thing that I have wanted to do was play more games.” â€œEvery player wants the opportunity to play for the club.
â€œNow I have been given that opportunity and I aim to continue.â€
Good words from Jose and we expect him to be at left back for the remaining games. Of course, if Stephen Carr ever gets fit again from yet another hamstring (he’s had about 12 of them this season), Kevin might prefer him to Jose.
Stephen is older and more experienced than Jose and some of Keegan’s team choices recently have left Newcastle fans in dismay.
So we wouldn’t put it past Keegan to bring back Stephen. Not when Alan Smith is playing every minute of every game and doing absolutely nothing for the team.
But we like Jose a lot, not only because he a good up and coming player, but he’s fighter, and we are so short of those in our team right now.