Jose seems to be very happy with life on Tyneside, and he even thinks the food is as good as in his native Spain, and he thinks it’s too hot in Spain, so he must really like it.
Jose on the Tyne
Jose told nufc.co.uk today:
“I love Newcastle and I’m very happy with life in the city,” “It is a beautiful place, down here by the river especially is very nice.”“When I first arrived I thought that maybe the weather and the food would take a while to get used to.”
“But there are many, many good restaurants and the food is as good as in Spain. I have my favorite places and I often eat out with my team-mates.”
“Also the weather is not a problem, I prefer it in England because it is too hot in Spain – it is perfect to play football in here.” “My wife and I are very happy, now I have my cat and my dog also and it’s good.”
“I don’t go out too much in the city. But when my friends and family come here they want me to take them out all of the time because they too love Newcastle.”
“Normally I prefer to relax and watch TV or play on my PlayStation after training.” “But the people are so friendly and I feel at home, that is very important.”
And, while Jose’s English is improving day by day, he admits it’s nice to have other Spanish speakers in the Newcastle dressing room.
“There are many Spanish speakers now such as Jonas Gutierrez, Fabricio Coloccini, Xisco and Cacapa.” “That is good but I am also working on my English.”
“I am OK talking to people one on one, and I like to talk to people such as Mark Viduka and Nicky Butt.” “But when a few people start talking together, especially in Geordie, that’s when I get lost!”
It’s nice to hear that our players are happy on Tyneside, and it’s a great place to live if you are in any way interested in football. The Newcastle fans of course are very passionate about their football, to say the very least.