Jose Enrique has talked today about the Arsenal win, and the fact the Newcastle side is doing quite well in the Premier League, so far this season.
Jose Enrique – cheer up Jose – we could win tonight!
And Jose today has said the win at Arsenal is the very first time he’s been in a Newcastle side that has beaten a top four side, since he arrived at Newcastle just over three years ago.
This is what Jose said today about the fantastic win against Arsenal:
“The Arsenal victory was as good a result as I’ve had as a Newcastle player. To go to the Emirates and win was very special and we are proud of the performance.”“We believe we can beat anyone at the moment, but the difficult thing about this league is that everyone does.”
“We have two very important home games against Blackburn and Fulham this week and we cannot drop more points at St James’.” “It was the first time I have beaten one of the Big Four since I came to England so that is special for me. It shows you how difficult it is to do it.”
“This is my third season in the Premier League. I’ve drawn a couple, I think, but it is very hard. These are the sorts of games I came to England for.”
Jose seems to have been well schooled by manager Chris Hughton, as he is hardly getting carried away by Newcastle currently being in 5th place in the Premier League, as he continued:
“We have started well, but we have to continue. I remember in my first year at Newcastle we started well and then we had problems later on in the season.”
“Teams have started well before and been relegated so we cannot take anything for granted.” “Staying up is still our main priority even though we are fifth in the table.”
“They are all difficult games, we have to play like we did against Arsenal every week. If we do that, we will not be in any trouble and we will stay in this division, but we have maintain the same standards.”
Newcastle’s home form has been disappointing, to say the least, with just 7 points out of the 5 league games so far at home this season, and we have a good 10 points from our 6 away league games.
Enrique talked about Newcastle’s home form:
“When we have won, we have won big against Aston Villa and Sunderland, but we have dropped too many points against teams like us.”
“We have two more games like that against Blackburn and Fulham, and we hope we can turn St James’s back into a strong place for us, that is very important.”
“This is a great opportunity for us to keep this good run and going and really strengthen our position.”
How Newcastle do in their next two home games in the next 4 days will tell us just how much Newcastle have improved in the Premier League this season. And with playing 3 games in just 6 games, Chris will need to use the Newcastle squad wisely.
If we can continue the form of the last three games, we can indeed get all 6 points that are up for grabs against Blackburn and Fulham, but that’s a lot easier to say than to do.
But it would very nice to start things off with a win against Blackburn tonight, and if we do that and Manchester United beat City, then Newcastle will be in 4th place in the Premier League.