The fact that Joe Kinnear has played Gutierrez on the left wing, and Duff on the right has left Newcastle fans a little baffled, since it’s not their preferred sides
Jose Enrique – communicates well with Jonas Gutierrez
And today our left-back Jose Enrique has explained why that’s the case:
“It worked well against Sunderland for myself and Jonas,”
“It works better for me when Jonas plays on the left because we have a great understanding. He works hard and drops back to cover for me.”
“We communicate very well and, because he has played in La Liga, we can bring out the best in each other.”
“It allows me to overlap and get forward, which is what my game was all about at Villarreal.”
“But you have to have an understanding with who you play with to be able to do it and play well.”
“The only thing is that we have not produced enough crosses, but in the games to come I think you will see more of that.”
Enrique may well be on short time at Newcastle, since it is looking more and more certain that 22 year-old Daniel Fox, Coventry City’s left back is on his way to Newcastle in about a £1.5M deal, depending what figure you believe, for the England Under-21 International.
And it seems that Joe keeps trying to offload Jose, last week to Glasgow Rangers, who couldn’t afford his wages, and supposedly today to Atletico Madrid, in part exchange for former Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia.
We heard the lad is on £40K a week at Newcastle, which seems awfully high for a 22 year-old, and that deal was negotiated after Ashley bought the Newcastle club too.
Jose went on:
“We needed to win the game, and that was very important.”
“At times, I thought we were going to win it, but we have unfortunately got to accept just one point.”
“To fight back in the second half was great for us, because I thought we played very well.”
Less than 4 hours to go to the end of the transfer window, although the deadline may be extended, because of snow in England, but nothing official on that yet.