Near the end of the game last night Jose Enrique was buried beneath his team mates – after he scored his very first goal for the Tyneside club, and it was some goal from the Spaniard.
Jose Enrique – attacked by Gutierrez after scoring first ever goal for Magpies
Jose was set up by a neat back-heel from Shola Ameobi and he went for goal, beat one man and hit a terrific shot, with his right foot mind you, past Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp, and then went crazy after taking his shirt off.
After the game last night Jose Enrique talked to Newcastle United TV:
“I could not breathe!””It was ok at first but then Jonas put some grass in my mouth and I said ‘What are you doing?’. I had all of my team-mates on my back and I could not breathe.”
“But I don’t care because it was a celebration of my goal and it was amazing.” “The fans ask me all of the time when I see them in the city, ‘When are you going to score?’. I always tell them ‘I hope very soon’,”
“So to score in such an important game is incredible and at home is even better – the fans went crazy and I am very happy for that.”
It was a fitting end to Newcastle’s most important game of the season, in which the lads delivered the goods, and not for the first time this season.
And Jose further reflected on his first goal for the club and said he’ll shoot more often now:
“I couldn’t believe it when I scored my goal.” “I’m happy because it’s my first goal but I’m more happy for the win because it was an important game and puts us very nearly in the Premier League.”
“At first I thought maybe I should try to cross because I had the defender in front of me.”
“But I decided to try to get by him and shoot and it was an unbelievable feeling – I will shoot more often now.”
This season is turning out to be a fairy tale, given where the club was on July 1st when pre-season training started.
It would make a great documentary, but the season is not yet finished, and there’s no way the lads should let up. The game at Peterborough on Saturday could be a tricky one, and the last thing we want is a defeat by the bottom placed side.
The goal should be 7 wins in the last 7 games, and that’s even more possible now we have a goal-scoring left back in the team. 😀