Enrique Still Has Dreams Of Playing For Spain


Enrique had a terrific season last season and has made great progress in his three years on Tyneside.

Jose Enrique – after scoring first goal for Magpies


Jose was signed by Sam Allardyce, and he has turned out to be big Sam’s best signing for the Newcastle club, even though Jose didn’t come cheap from Spanish club Villareal – at £6.2M.

Jose’s improvement at Newcastle has been quite rapid, but he still has a number of top Spanish left-backs in font of him to get into the Spanish squad, who are joint favorites with who else – Brazil – for the upcoming World Cup.

But if Jose continues to play like he has over the last two seasons, he still has a decent chance of making the Spanish squad in the next couple of years.

But it seems like the 24-year-old is more concerned about helping Newcastle succeed in the Premiership next season, or at least survive, than on his own individual honers.

Joe said today:

“I would like to play for Spain. I believe I have enough quality to play at international level one day, but it might be a long way off.”

“Spain are very strong and I only think about playing for Newcastle. I’m still just 24, so maybe in the future. I still think I can get better as a player.”

“Your club is always the most important thing because you will only play for your country if your form is good for your club. Keeping Newcastle in the Premier League will be more important than playing for my country next season.”

Good words from Jose, who of course edged out Kevin Nolan for our Newcastle United Blog – Player of the Season recently.

Comments welcome.



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4 comments so far

  • G

    May 27, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #1

    The spanish national side have a wealth of talent in every position currently, but if his game keeps continuing to improve, there is great chance of him getting a call? How I currently wish he was English!

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  • Chris F

    May 27, 2010 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #2

    hmm, Spain do have a lot of good players throughout their side, but at left back they’re maybe not as spoilt for choice as they are elsewhere.

    if enrique continues to play next season like he has this, it’d be hard for the national side to overlook him imo.

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  • G

    May 27, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #3

    I think they cand deffo improve on Leighton Baines Chris F! They have more bespoke left-backs of quality than we English do. In fact frankly, once you remove Ashley Cole from the equation, all our left backs are decidedly average (yes, Wayne Bridge is average too).

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  • ToOn_26

    May 27, 2010 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #4

    No worries Bull, you’ll be there in WC2014

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