Since Jose Enrique became a starter a few games ago he has looked a good young player who will only get better as he plays more in the tough Premier league.
Jose Enrique – cheer up Jose – we’re doing well now
Keegan talked about our 22 year-old Spanish left back:
“Jose is improving with every game. It has taken him a little while to adapt.â€ “We have had a couple of meetings with his brother about what he has to do to improve.â€
“His brother speaks good English and when Jose was out of the team, he was more or less asking ‘what does he need to do to get back into the team?’.â€
“Whatever you are seeing now, it will be another 50 per cent once he has got a pre-season with us under his belt and has not been interrupted like he was last year.â€
“Apparently, he did not have a full pre-season and that is vitally important for players. Players who miss any part of pre-season usually suffer somewhere in a seasonâ€
“His focus is now better. There is still improvement in him, but he has got a lot of qualities.â€
“He has a lovely left foot and he has a maturity about him at times that belies his age. He is still a very young player.”
It also seems that Kevin will be bringing in a new center-back and an experienced left-back during the summer, so Jose will have a challenge next year for the left back position. But that is common at a club like Newcastle and good for Newcastle and good for Jose too, as it will only bring the very best out of him.
We’ve been very impressed with Jose, but he is not yet the finished article, although there is no doubt he is good enough to make a success of his Newcastle career.
What do you think?