We’ve heard many positive things about 34 year-old Shefki Kuqi since he arrived on Tyneside.
Shefki Kuqi – had made positive impact at Newcastle
And the interviews he has given on Tyneside, show he is just delighted to be at a club as big as Newcastle, the biggest club he has ever played for.
Although he may not get too many games through the end of the season, before his short term contract runs out.
But it seems that Shefki is having a positive effect on the lads in the squad, as he is said to be a consummate professional who trains like his life depended on it.
We always welcome guys like this to Newcastle, solid characters who work their socks off for Newcastle, and have an excellent attitude.
And in these few months that Shefki is at Newcastle, he could have positive impacts one some of those who may not have the same dedication and attitude.
And of course Nike Ranger immediately springs to mind, and Nile could do a lot worse than copy Shefki’s attitude in training and preparation for games.
When the Finnish International played for the Newcastle reserve side last week, in the 2-1 win over Arsenal, he certainly impressed Reserve team manager Peter Beardsley.
This is what Peter said about Shefki:
“Shefki is different class and I can’t speak highly enough of him.”
“I have met a lot of nice people in football. For me Shefki is in my top 10.” “I mean that genuinely, I have no reason to say it.”
“If you see him around the training ground, I think the gaffer did very well to get him on because of what he has brought to Newcastle.”
It’s always good to have top professionals in the Newcastle squad, because all the good up and coming youngsters at the club can have good role models to copy.
Sol Campbell is another example of somebody who is a top top professional in many ways, and will be having a positive impact on the youngsters.
It’s good to have Shefki at the club, and the only question now is whether he’ll get a goal for Newcastle before the end of the season.
We hope he gets the chance, at least.