Stephen Ireland has been busy giving quite a few interviews this week, as his debut for Newcastle United will probably be made this coming Saturday against Everton.
Stephen Ireland – looks good in black and white stripes
It seems that Stephen has settled in very quickly at the Newcastle club, helped by both the Newcastle players and the fans.
This is what Stephen said yesterday:
“‘I’m really ready to go, give it my best shot and have a good go at getting the team high up the table,’ ” “The manager’s worked hard to get me, and I’m definitely going to repay him for his efforts in getting me here.”
“I don’t want to let him or my team-mates down if I get my chance. First and foremost, I want to work hard for my team-mates.” “I always thought it was a brilliant place to come, and that the fans were appreciative of the players,”
“That’s what I need as a person and as a player, to invigorate the fans. You get back what you give, and vice versa. ” “I’ve had a walk around the city, and the people here are so nice and polite. They come up and shake your hand, and say “all the best here”.
“It is nice, and I’ve got a good feeling for the place. I’ve felt settled really fast. For me, it’s all been positive so far.”
And some bad news for Everton this morning, is that their impressive Belgium international Marouane Fellaini is out for the season with an ankle injury, and he will have the operation on Monday.
And another one of their best players, Australian midfielder Tim Cahill, will be missing for up to three weeks with a foot injury, so Newcastle will face a weakened side on Saturday, and will try to take all 3 points, and move up the league table.
42 points should be enough to stay up this season, so we probably need just two more wins, as soon as possible, to be absolutely sure.
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