Many Newcastle fans may be surprised at this story, and what Jose Enrique has to say today, since Joe Kinnear is looking to bring in another left back as his top priority in the January transfer window.
Jose Enrique – Kinnear has helped us all improve
We’ve all seen a marked improvement in José’s performances as he at last gets a long run at left-back for Newcastle United.
But even Kevin Keegan admitted we have only one left back at the club, and since Charles N’Zogbia would rather play on the left wing, which is his best position, we need another left-back to compete with Jose, and by the way, if José keeps on improving like he’s been doing, he could still keep his place in the team.
That’s been true of Bassong, who has looked great these last several weeks and is now keeping Steven taylor on the bench, and hopefully Joe Kinnear, as he has already said, has no favorites and every single player must fight for his place.
Sounds good to us.
Enrique told Marca.com today:
“We are experiencing a good run of results. We conceded lots of draws, but against good adversaries, which is a good thing for us.”
“We are self-confident. The manager’s change proved positive as he has helped us improve.”
“Thanks to him I’m playing the football that I like. I don’t want to forget the way football is being played in Spain and at the moment I attack much more.”
“The coach asked me to do so and congratulated me for my work.”
Enrique has a great attitude, and when there was news earlier this year that Joe was going to offload him, he made it clear he was going nowhere, and would fight for his place on Tyneside.
We like young Jose, because he’s showing an excellent attitude, and rather than being disappointed and depressed at Newcastle bringing in another left back, he is fighting hard and playing better, and will obviously keep fighting to keep his starting place in the side.
We like that – keep it up Jose – that’s just exactly what the fans want to see.