One player we keep seeing clubs being interested in signing, and who we don’t want to leave Newcastle is young James Milner.
James Milner – looking forward to next season
We think Kevin Keegan can get the very best out of our best 3 young players in the side, Steven Taylor, Charles N’Zogbia and James Milner, and we’d like to see the trio still at the club come September.
But it does seem that James is keen on next season as he talked to Newcastle World TV today:
“If we start saying certain things it puts pressure on, especially if we don’t start as well as we’d like to.”
“But what I can say is that the club deserves to be in Europe.”
“It’s a massive club. I came to the club when it was in Europe and that’s where Newcastle should be.”
“I’d love to be part of a Newcastle team that wins a trophy, whether it’s next year or the years after. That has to be an aim.”
“But next year the aim is to get into the top half, secure a position and be in the hunt for European football.”
“We can do that – we know we can.”
Milner missed the last nine games of last season having injured his foot in the 3-0 defeat at Liverpool in March.
The 22-year-old is hoping to see the lads pick up where they left off last season and put a nice run together to start off next season.
It’s also good that James is getting a well deserved rest after being part of the England Under 21 campaigns over the last couple of years.
To start next season well, will be really important as James continued:
“We are a small squad and that’s been said before,” “So I am sure there will be names coming in and going out.”
“But if we can come back and start the way we finished it will give us a good platform to carry on.”
No sign of James wanting to leave Newcastle and as we said we hope he stays.
The next step for James is to try to push into the full England side, and he’ll need some consistent form for Newcastle to achieve that goal.
But it looks like that’s exactly what he wants to do.
He’s just a great young guy, and we’re pleased to have the likes of James at the club.