Jose Enrique has looked in good form this seaosn, and today he has talked about wanting to keep Jonas Gutierrez on Tyneside, and also increasing the size of the Newcastle squad.
Jose Enrique – a player we want to stay at Newcastle
Enrique told the Evening Chronicle today:
“When Jonas plays I understand very well how to play with him. I want him to stay because he is very good for the team.”
“I play on the left like him and we play similar football.” “He has played in Spain so he understands my game.”
“The movement is similar for us. Duff is a very good player, but I understand better with Jonas.”
But Enrique is getting rather concerned that Newcatsle may again be left with a too small squad once the transfer window closes on September 1st.
Newcastle have signed Manchester United’s right-back Danny Simpson on loan, and it looks like we’ll be able to sign Sol Campbell, if we can agree a satisfactory wage deal.
Enrique, whose great left wing cross in the first half enabled Shola Ameobi to score the first of his 3 goals, wants to see more players brought in before the month is up, and the transfer window closes shut.
“Some players may leave again.” “It’s not my problem, it’s a problem for the club. I will concentrate on the team. We need players because too many important players have left.”
“There are some good players but only 13 or 14. We have good players here and we can go back to the Premier League.”
“But I think we need more players here.” “If we do that we’ll be back up in the Premier League.” “The fans here are unbelievable.”
“I understand the fans are angry with the club and angry with the president because it’s not a good situation.” “But when we play we try to make it better for the fans.”
“It’s not a problem we can affect away from the pitch but we can on it. It’s normal for us to do our jobs.”
We’d like to see Jose stay on Tyneside, as not only is he an improving player, but he is a fighter, and a player the fans are taking to n Tyneside.
If other players had played with the same heart and intensity as Jose did last season, we wouldn’t be in the Championship now.