Jose Enrique has played the last two games for Newcastle and put in solid performances at left-back for the side, in their home wins against WBA and Aston Villa.
Jose Enrique – two solid performances in last two wins
It’s almost certain that Enrique will be in the starting line-up for this weekend’s game at Fulham, and the Spanish Under-21 international wants to make the left-back position his own, and have an extended run in the side.
Jose told nufc.co.uk today:
“Towards the end of last season I enjoyed it very much because I was playing every game and the team were doing well,” “It has been a bit stop-start so far this season but I’m very happy to have played the last two games and the team have also won.”
“Those wins were very important for us because Newcastle should not be down the bottom.” “For me though I feel I played well in the games and, like the team at the moment, I’m very confident.”
“I need a run of games to show the fans my best. But I can only get those games by continuing to play well.” “In Spain I played every game, every week and that is how I got my big move to Newcastle.”
“Now I want to keep my place in the team because there is a lot of competition.”
Jose said yesterday that he liked the food in Newcastle and the weather wasn’t too bad, and that it was too hot in Spain in any case – so he has immediately aligned himself with the Newcastle faithful. 😀
Joe Kinnear got it right a week or so ago, when he said Jose was good going forward but he would be concentrating on defensive work with Jose. We have been rather surprised at how good a coach Joe is, because usually what he says is spot on, and when he says he’s worked with the team on something during the week, that element of our game is usually more solid the next game.
A case in point was our defense against Aston Villa, because we had to be at our very best with the threat of the many Aston Villa attacking players. We’ll also have to be on our game at craven Cottage, because although that may appear an easier game for us, it will not be, we can be sure of that.
We know Joes Enrique is a good player, and we also know he gets better with games, so let’s hope he can have another strong run in the Newcastle side, and that if he keeps his head down, because Jose can still become a big success on Tyneside.