Jose Enrique has said today that most of the players who left the club last summer still keep in contact with the Newcastle players.
Jose Enrique – spoke to Habib Beye recently
They will all be well aware of the fantastic comeback of the Newcastle United club this season, under the under-stated but very effective management of rookie manager Chris Hughton.
Enrique told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I spoke to Habib Beye after I had scored against Nottingham Forest and he was happy for me.”
“The players who played here and left will still be happy for us and the club.” “They still talk about how great the fans are here.”
“Maybe they are a little bit sad too because they left and they have seen what we have achieved – many players would want to be part of this.”
“They always say how different life is in Newcastle.” “All players who come here like it.” “It’s a great city and maybe they want to come back!”
“We will certainly see them next season when they come back to play – and I hope we win, of course!”
But we don’t want to see any players who left Newcastle come back into the squad. The players who left Newcastle for one reason or another last summer were Habib Beye, Oba Martins, Mark Viduka, Damien Duff, Sebastian Bassong and Michael Owen.
Young David Edgar also left the club and joined Burnley, although he is currently on loan at Swansea City.
We would have liked to have kept Seb Bassong last summer, but he’s gone now to Spurs and will not be back.
And Habib Beye was a good player on Tyneside, making 54 appearances with one goal, but after the 6-1 drubbing at Leyton Orient he had had enough of Newcastle and owner Mike Ashley in particular.
But of course Habib has had a nightmare season at Aston Villa, where the manager seems to be so old fashioned and play the same side in every game, so if you are not a starter at Villa, you get very few games with Martin O’Neill.
Habib has only appeared 9 times at Villa this year with 8 starts, but only 6 appearances in the Premiership all season. We think Beye will want away this summer, but he’ll not arrive back at Newcastle at 32 years-old.
And our Spanish U-21 International Jose Enrique will be looking for another win in London at Loftus Road tomorrow:
“It’s another game we want to win – every time we go out on the field representing Newcastle we want to win.”
“I know that what we’ve achieved before this is more important, and how important it was to get into the Premier League again.”
“I don’t know if Chris wants to change the team a lot but if we win, it will be a great way to finish the season.”
We look to get all 3 points tomorrow afternoon to finish the season on the right note.