Danny Guthrie has spoken to the Sunday Sun today, and he has high hopes for Newcastle United this coming season.
Danny Guthrie – sky’s the limit – if he keeps his head down
Danny talked about what he thinks Newcastle can do in the coming season:
â€œWeâ€™ve got to be aiming for Europe this season,â€
â€œWeâ€™re more than capable of doing that. Obviously, the Champions League is probably asking too much.”
“But thereâ€™s no reason we canâ€™t be among the clubs going for a UEFA Cup place.”
“Weâ€™ve got the talent here to do that.â€
Danny spent 10 months at Bolton Wanderers last season, and that no doubt did him the world of good in his development, even if he doesn’t realize it right now, as he continued:
â€œIt was just really hard for me there,â€
â€œThere was little point for me in playing in a team playing with one man up front and battling for second balls all the time.”
â€œIt seemed in most games, we were fighting not to lose. It was a real struggle.”
â€œOne of the big factors in me coming here was that the team here want to play football.”
â€œThere was talk of Bolton signing me permanently, but there would never have been a choice anyway once Newcastle came in.â€
And you could see yesterday what great attacking football Newcastle will be playing this season, with flowing passes and the team moving forward at every opportunity, against Valencia.
We don’t want to overplay this, but we thought the lads played extremely well yesterday, especially in the second half, which was wonderful to watch, and Danny of course was an integral cog in the Newcastle wheel in central midfield.
Danny has high hopes of what Newcastle can do next season – as he continued:
“The key for us will be to get a good start,â€
â€œObviously, weâ€™ve got a couple of tough trips to begin with, but weâ€™ve also some home games in the first few weeks which are very winnable.”
â€œI canâ€™t wait to run out at a full St Jamesâ€™ Park. The place should be a fortress for us.â€
Not too many fans were impressed when Danny first signed for Newcastle, but his subsequent displays have made them take notice.
And with Kevin Keegan guiding the youngster, and if he keeps his head down, anything is possible for the youngster, still only 21, as he continued:
â€œPlaying for England is obviously an ambition,â€
â€œNot this season perhaps â€” for now, Iâ€™d like to play regularly for Newcastle and win a regular Under-21 place â€” but maybe the season after that.“
“â€œI know it will be tough, because thereâ€™s so much competition for midfield places.”
“But being here and playing under a manager like Kevin Keegan, can only help me.â€
Owner Mike Ashley said that he and Kevin only wanted players that had the heart and passion to play for Newcastle United.
Well, let’s be clear, they have brought in an apparent gem in Danny Guthrie, and as we said, if he keeps his head down, and listens to Kevin, the sky’s the limit for this boy in his football future.