Jose Enrique turned in another good performance on Saturday at left back, and the 22 year-old Spaniard is starting to get to grips with the Premiership.
Jose Enrique – progress on the field and off it
Jose was making his fourth successive start for Kevin Keegan â€“ and not only played a part in Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Fulham, but almost got a goal right at the end with a marauding run from inside his own half.
And this was Newcastleâ€˜s first clean sheet since Kevinâ€™s first game in charge against Bolton in mid-January, and Steve Harper in goal was hardly troubled by the lack-luster Fulham attack.
Jose talked to Miles Starworth of the Shieldâ€™s Gazette this morning:
“I feel I am getting better and better. It is more difficult when you are playing one game, then spending one game out of the team.â€
“Now I have played four games in a row, and it has given me much confidence.â€ “Little by little, I think I am getting much better.”
We like Jose a lot, both his character and his play, and the only problem we had with him on Saturday was he gave the ball needlessly away a few times.
But this boy looks good, and itâ€™s hard to question his attitude and spirit when he plays, since they are both first class.
When Jose arrived on Tyneside he could speak little of the English language of course, so he has been taking lessons in an effort to speak better English.
“It was difficult to communicate at first, but now my English is much better.”
Weâ€™d really like to hear Joseâ€™s Geordie accent, with that little (big?) Spanish liltÂ 😀
One last word to young Jose â€“ keep up the good play and youâ€™ll do just fine at Newcastle United.