Jose Enrique, just like he did last season, is coming into some good form as the season progresses, and his performance on Sunday against Everton, was one of his best for the Newcastle club.
Jose Enrique – playing well for Newcastle
There was a ball played down Newcastle’s defensive left hand side in the first half on Sunday, and it looked like young Anichebe of Everton would win the ball, but Jose Enrique scrapped for the ball, got it, turned around and cleared the ball nicely up-field to great applause form the home crowd at the Gallowgate end.
One thing the fans just love about Jose is he’s a fighter, and you can almost see him grit his teeth when he’s playing – and that event really showed he was there to play and would fight like crazy to get the result Newcastle needed that day.
And today Jose has said he remembers that event well, even though he was concentrating on the game – that comment is just in case Joe and the coaching staff are reading this. 😀
Jose. who turned 23 years old last month, told the Newcastle United official site this morning:
“This moment for me was incredible,” “It was special because, although I was concentrating, I knew there was loud applause and a lot of fans were on their feet.”
“I know it was only a small thing in the context of the game, but for me it was good and that helps your confidence.”
“The people here are the best for me and when the fans make that applause it makes you happy and you try harder.”
Enrique is now enjoying his best run yet for the Newcastle side, even though it seems in January that Joe Kinnear was ready to unload him to Celtic, in part exchange for their captain Stephen McManus, if we are to believe the reports.
But the former Villarreal star, whose transfer fee was reportedly a very high £6.2M, when Sam Allardyce signed him 18 months ago, promises there is still more to come, adding:
“This is the best time for me so far with Newcastle.” “I am playing a lot of games and I feel confident.”
“But there is still more to come from me and I can play better.”
Nobody art Newcastle have ever doubted this lad’s courage or fighting abilities, and he’s very very good going forward, but also needs to improve his defensive play, which he looks like he’s doing.
Jose has started all 30 games this season, and is starting to make the left back position his own, even though the club has said they need another left back brought in, to give Jose some competition, ever since he arrived. Whether the club will do that this summer, with Ryan Taylor able to play left back, remains to be seem.
It would be daft if we let this boy go during the summer, because he epitomizes the tremendous spirit there seems to be in the Newcastle camp right now, and that’s one thing that’s just great to see, given all the troubles the club has had this season.
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