Beresford Impressed With Young Jose Enrique


Former Newcastle United defender, John Beresford, has talked to the Evening Chronicle today about our young Spanish left-back Jose Enrique.

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Joe Enrique – showed a great attitude last season

The young 22 year-old established himself at left-back under Kevin Keegan, and he seemed to be improving nicely, and put in some solid performances towards the end of last season.

He will admit he still has a lot to learn, but we think his attitude in his first season out of Spain, has been first class, for one so young.

Beresford told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I don’t think we have seen the best of Jose Enrique, but let’s hope we do right from the off next season.”

“Obviously, as a left-back myself I have watched him closely and there is a lot of talent there.”

“But I think at times he has been trying too hard and he should learn to relax a bit more, but there is clearly more to come from him.”

“To be fair, he came into a side which seemed a bit low in confidence and that did not help him.”

“And he would not be happy when United played Charles N’Zogbia, who is really a midfielder, in his position at left-back.”

“But without being disrespectful to Charles, who I really rate as a midfielder, I think Jose Enrique is a far better left-back.”

“What I would like to see is for Kevin Keegan to go out and buy a left-back to give Jose Enrique some competition; because I am convinced he will thrive on it.”

“But he must be really looking forward to the new season. He has a season under his belt and he’s not a new lad on the block any more so it is up to him to show us what he can do.”

“There is a big prize out there waiting for Jose Enrique and it is up to him to claim it.”

Good words from John, and Jose can benefit from them.

And since Charles was mentioned by John, no news is good news as far as the young Frenchman is concerned, and we hope he will stay at Newcastle for a few years to come.

We like Jose and think he can do really well for Kevin, he just needs that little bit of time to get fully acclimatized to England and to the Premier league.

Once he has done that he could be a great left-back for us – we hope so in any case.

Comments welcome.



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192 comments so far

  • shearer 4 pm

    Jun 21, 2008 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #1

    had a decent first season, broke into the first team and gain valuable first team experience, still feel theres more to come which would be great cus anyone can see the kids got potential 🙂

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  • beye the great

    Jun 21, 2008 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #2

    realy good

    p.s log on to http://www.toonultras.com

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  • WIGAZ

    Jun 21, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Has come back really well after fat sam dented the lads confidence! is a good player but i still think we need to get shorey in! he has the experience to help jose become a better player & jose has the drive to make nicky work harder & play better for the spot! it would give us different options for the left side when playing teams with serious threats on their right, like man u (if Ron stays). Comon MA £3.5m for England international is peanuts!

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  • Matthew

    Jun 21, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Beresford seems to comment on Enrique every few weeks.

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  • Zhun

    Jun 21, 2008 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Still cofusing that sam left him at the starting line up

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  • tommyy

    Jun 21, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed – Regarding the contact you have with members of the club, do they ever give you information about things such as transfer targets or goings on?
    Like you said earlier, you were impressed by what you have heard from them – In what ways?
    By all means you don’t have to share that with anyone but it would be interesting to hear a bit about how our club has been doing since the end of the season. As you stated earlier, us fans are the customers of this club so therefore i think it would be nice to get a bit of an insight to how things are going?
    Obviously you don’t have to say anything, but as i said i am quite interested in what you said earlier.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Jun 21, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Tommy – i’ve been impressed because they are very interested to hear what the fans think. It’s been more from a fan interface – that I’ve been involved, that’s all. And Kevin hasn’t asked me which players to sign 😀

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  • Spyro

    Jun 21, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #8

    good player and will be better next season

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  • Bucks_mag

    Jun 21, 2008 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #9

    me gusta mucho el toro

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 21, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Ed – Lets hope they dont tak your stance on Chimbonda, no offence but 99% of us disagree with you on that matter 😀

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  • tommyy

    Jun 21, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #11

    Ed – Well it’s good to hear that the club are willing to listen to the fans, and are contacting you rather than just visiting the site. I do like the way the new set-up seems to be much more fan orientated, which can only be a good thing in my eyes.
    Lol now that surprises me :p , but its nice to know the club at least knows abit about the type of players us fans would like to see at the club, and hopefully we as a group can make an impact on this summers transfers.
    Also could you send me a link to the article in which Chris Mort commented if possible?

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  • daiv

    Jun 21, 2008 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #12

    We can all rest easy in out beds. Dennis Wise is in charge of signings. Thats why we’ve signed nobody. Thank God the King is back from his hols.

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  • Ashton

    Jun 21, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #13

    I really like Jose and i think he got the potential to be one of the best full-backs in the league

    howay the BULL !!

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  • Spyro

    Jun 21, 2008 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #14

    yeah cos “the king” is going to be sooo influential and attract a whole host of players right (roll eyes)

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  • ToonKing

    Jun 21, 2008 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #15

    here we go Holland -Russia, should be a cracker, i’m with Russia on this one 😀

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  • bob marley

    Jun 21, 2008 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #16

    toon king got to be holland put a 5pound bet on them to win the euros!

    Enrique is shocking!!!! the only reason why the pundits and the ex players are saying he is god is because they are trying to give him confidance no body would be saying anything if he was actually any good e.g. beye. Trust me enrique wouldnt make the carlisle team!

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  • Spyro

    Jun 21, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #17

    bob marley your talking nonsense. enrique done very well last season considering he is young, doesn’t speak english and came into an awful defence and all round team

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  • tam toon

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Hey Marley man-miles out there son he as got talent its obvious. You wanna stick to da music man and seek some redemption.

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  • tam toon

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #19

    I think we should go for Souvlaki from Greece.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #20

    I love Souvlaki.

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  • tam toon

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #21

    Ha ha at last we have something in common tom!

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  • Spyro

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #22

    …aside from the name

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #23

    I fancy a Souvlaki at the moment.

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  • Cloudstrife

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #24

    arshavin looks a monster!

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  • Spyro

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #25

    oh my god, why oh why did we not sign arshavin in january, he is the best player in this tournament

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  • Spyro

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #26

    beat me to it Tifa…i mean Cloud lol

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  • tommyy

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #27

    No Kolodin looks a monster with those 2 strikes!

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  • tam toon

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #28

    Aye Spyro good un. The weird thing is I made a pharmaceutical product bearing your name today! Well Spiro is an abbreviation of it!

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  • Dave

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Kolodin, anyone?

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  • tam toon

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #30

    Escabeche of Algeria is canny to, along with Caldeirada of Portugal!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #31

    Shite defender that can whack a ball, no thank you 😀

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  • Spiro

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #32

    well i guess my new name is Spiro then lol

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #33

    tam toon – do you know what, a twix is nice 🙂

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  • Cloudstrife

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #34

    ha, good one spyro. maybe i should just change my name to Barret then, ey?

    this game looks fire though. i’m backing whoever wins this game to win the whole thing.

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  • Dave

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #35

    Take it you’ve seen a lot of Dinamo Moscow games Tom? Have you shite.

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  • Spiro

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #36

    i was one of the few on here to doubt arshavin, i marked him as a decent player but nothing more, fact of the matter is he is world class and should have been signed in january, signing arshavin would completely make losing out to modric worth while for me, doubt we will though, too good now

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  • Have you ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #37

    Arshavin is bad diver. Not in the sense that they are the most obvious dive ever but he dives at every opportunity. Not the kind of thing that would be good for our team. Hope it is Hiddink’s tactics. He might reprieve himself if he scores the free kicks when he dives for them. 😀

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #38

    Nope, on the basis of this tournament he is a crap defender.

    I take it neither have you seen much of Dynamo, so how can you suggest him? On a few shots?!?!?

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  • tam toon

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #39

    Not very good for Scotland Dave.

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  • tommyy

    Jun 21, 2008 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #40

    Is it just me or does Akinfeev look slightly Asian?

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