Things don’t look too good for Newcastle United, going into tomorrow night’s game, against Manchester United.
Jose Enrique – confident enough about tomorrow night
We have won just two out of the last 12 league games, and we will be without 5 of our central midfield players tomorrow night, so we will hardly be at out strongest against The World Club Champions.
But Newcastle’s left-back Jose Enrique says today that the team must stay strong, and he still thinks it’s possible for the lads to fight their way out of relegation trouble, during the upcoming games.
Enrique told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Ronaldo is the best player I’ve played against in the Premier League.” “He scored so many goals last year, and he won every award.”
“But I don’t think about how good a player is.” “It’s a good test for me. And I’m looking forward to it.” “I don’t have a problem playing against Ronaldo or any other player.” “I want to play against the best players in the world and the best teams.”
“And it’s not just about Ronaldo – they have 10 other fine players out there. They’re all world-class players.” “I’m thinking and focusing on getting three points rather than playing against Ronaldo.”
Enrique has also marked another of the world’s best players in Lionel Messi in the La Liga while he was at Barcelona, and Jose thinks the lads should be going into the game tomorrow night with some confidence.
The Spaniard added:
“The best player I’ve marked is Lionel Messi – he’s incredible.” “It’s like he is from another planet all together.”
“I played against him for Villarreal when he played for Barcelona – and we won 2-0 at home two years ago.”
“I did well against him then. Now it might be different because he’s got more experience.”
We have 11 games left right now, and it’s hard to see, after our dismal display at The Reebok on Sunday, how we’ll reach the 40 points total this season. Even if we do reach 40 points, that would still be the lowest points total ever, for a Newcastle team in the Premier league.
“Last season we had the same amount of points and we got out of trouble.” “This year I still think we can do it.”
“We have some tough teams to play who are going to be playing in the Champions League next season.”
But we feel that we can do well still because we are at home with our fans behind us.”
Talk of course is cheap, and we had a number of our players telling us on Saturday how they would go out and get all 3 points at Bolton on Sunday.
Of course, it just didn’t happen, and the lads were nowhere near their best form either, and we suffered what was a crushing defeat, and allowed Bolton to get 5 points ahead if us in the league table, and some alarm bells are going off on Tyneside right now.
So the proof of the pudding is always in the eating, and anybody can talk a good game, but it means nothing.
And with football, what is important are the performances on the field. Don’t tell us what you are going to do – just go out there and play like your lives depended on it, starting tomorrow night.