The Hungarian U21 Newcastle star, Tamas Kadar, has today talked to the Evening Chronicle and it appears he may get a start at left back on Saturday at the Riverside.
Tamas Kadar – another start on Saturday?
The 19 year-old (he turns 20 this Sunday) is again on stand-by this week with Jose Enrique still doubtful for the game at the Riverside on Saturday afternoon.
Jose lasted just 33 minutes in the 6-1 win against Barnsley, with a recurrence of the hamstring problem that had him out for over 6 weeks, , and we think Chris Hughton may use caution and not play Jose at Middlesbrough.
It’s obvious from last Saturday that the hamstring is not fully healed, and he may need a week or more of rest.
Kadar missed out replacing Jose when he was injured in January, when the club brought in another 19 year old specialist left-back on loan – Patrick van Aanholt – from Chelsea.
Kadar has another good outing against Barnsley on Saturday and we have complete confidence in this young lad.
Tamas told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I’m ready again if I’m needed against Middlesbrough.”
“I realized last week that Jose trained very well during the training sessions and he was in the squad, so I knew that I would start on the bench, which is normal when Jose is fit.”
“But it was a surprise for me after 30 minutes when the staff told me I would have to go on because of Jose’s injury.”
“I didn’t even get time to warm up, so the first few minutes were not very easy, but I think I was OK.”
“After that I enjoyed every single second of the game.” ‘It was amazing to play in that game, when the team played fantastic and the atmosphere was excellent in the stadium.”
And it was a really strange week last week for Tamas, after he received a red card in the Hungary U21 defeat in Italy, in the European U21 Championship qualifying game.
“It was a very strange week for me.” “I played for the Hungarian team in Italy on Wednesday and that game wasn’t very positive.”
“We played badly, and lost 2-0, and the extra negative was for me, that I got a red card. This was the first one during my career, so I was really disappointed and unhappy.”
“I spoke a lot with my agents after the game, who are always good friends to me, and they tried to explain to me that it’s not the end of the world.”
“I have to forget it as soon as possible and try to concentrate for the next game in Newcastle and in the national team.”
“When I arrived back to Newcastle I read in the paper that maybe I can start against Barnsley, which was good news, and this helped me get through last Thursday and Friday.”
It’s important for the young Hungarian’s football development, that he keeps getting appearances in the Newcastle first team, and with the solid play we always seem to get from him, he looks like a star in the making on Tyneside.
We hope so anyway. 😀