Jose Enrique has come out today and said that Newcastle’s excellent start to the season is in danger of disintegrating if we continue to play many more games like we did against Nottingham Forest on Saturday night.
Jose Enrique – not happy with Newcastle
The team looked like a relegation side – yes in the second division – in the first half, as we couldn’t keep the ball at all, and every loose ball was picked up by the opposition, who were just quicker on the ball and completely outplayed a very expensively assembled Newcastle side.
Too much like last season for our liking – to be sure – and we were hardly happy at half time, in the game that was televised around the world.
Jose told the Evening Chronicle today:
“It’s time that we woke up now.” “We have been top of the table, which is good, but we need to wake up because we haven’t been playing very well.”
“We can’t think we’re in the Premier League – it’s not true.” “We’ve played only 12 games, and there are 34 games left.” “The team haven’t played very well in the last three games – we have two points from nine.”
2 points from 9, and two of those 3 games were at home at St. James’ Par where we just have to be winning most of our games.
And Enrique believes that Newcastle can’t let the Tyneside fans down again at Glanford Park tomorrow night, and a defeat will very much burst our bubble, not to mention what it will do top the confidence of our lads.
Enrique, who had a good game on Saturday continued:
“We need three points.” “If we want to stay top of the table, we need to win the games.”
“We’ve been lucky, because in the last three games, the results of other teams were not very good, but the luck will not always be with us.”
“If we lost the next two games, we will be in third or fourth position in the Championship.”
“I think we have a good enough team to win these games, but we need to play the 90 minutes like we did in the second half against Forest.”
“I think we lost because we didn’t play very well in the first half – in the second half we played much better.”
Every now and again it’s almost inevitable that the side has an off day, but those games have to be few and far between.
It’s clear we need a good fighting performance from the lads tomorrow night, starting from the very first whistle.
And if we can show that fighting spirit that’s been very evident this season, then it’s likely all 3 points will be ours tomorrow night, and we’ll all feel a lot better for it. 😀
Howay The Lads!!