Kevin Keegan has said he will be bringing another left back to the Tyneside club this summer.
Jose Enrique – a mixed bag
Kevin says he still has lots of faith in Jose Enrique and he’s still only 22 but Kevin says Jose is a mixed bag.
Keegan talked about Jose to the Shields Gazette today:
“It’s a bit of a mixed bag at the moment. The good things are good, and there are things he needs to learn, but he’s still only 22.â€“Jose’s already doing some very good things, and his English is improving.â€
“He’s young and he’s come into the Premiership. He’s come into a club which has struggled, and that’s always difficult for any player.â€
“He’s picking it up now, but I’ve still got to sign another left-back, as I’ve only got one at the club.â€ “That’s not to say I don’t fancy Jose, I do, but I need another left-back.”
We think Kevin will go for John Arne Riise of Liverpool, and that could mean Riise could also play on the left wing, so both players could be accommodated with Riise ready to fill in at left back should Jose be injured or suffer a loss in form.
But we think the 22 year old Spanish player will only get better under the tutelage of Kevin Keegan and his staff. And his attitude also seems first class.