Jose Enrique Disappointed At Aston Villa Defeat

Jose Enrique talked about the Aston Villa game yesterday, but of course mentioned nothing about whether he will be leaving Newcastle in the summer.

Jose Enrique – in action yesterday at Villa Park

Jose believes that one more win and the 3 points that brings,  will be enough for Newcastle to reach safety in the Premier League this season with 42 points.

Jose was in his first game back after missing some games with his hamstring problems, and he looked a little rusty, especially in the first half, but we suppose that’s only to be expected.

This is what the Spanish U21 International said after the game:

“I think we need one more win and we will stay up,”  “The next game is against Manchester United and they’re a very good team.”

“It will be difficult to beat them but we have to have the attitude that anything can happen.” “They have two games next week so we will have a longer rest. That’s good for us, so we’ll try and beat them.”

“I’m happy to have played, because it was hard to have to sit out of the Wolves game, especially with that coming two weeks after the Stoke match. So it felt like a long time and I’m grateful to the physios for working hard with me to come back.”

“But of course, it was disappointing that the team lost today. It is never good to lose and now we have to think about the next game.” “I think the game changed when they scored a goal. They scored at a good time for them. But we still had chances. Peter Lovenkrands)had two, Nile Ranger had one too.

“We had opportunities and when you have opportunities you have to take them.”

Manchester United are in the business end of the season, and not surprisingly have put together a number of wins recently – they have own their last 6 games.

And they will face Chelsea on Tuesday night, in the quarter-finals of the European Champions League, before meeting Manchester City next Saturday in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

So a treble is still on the cards for the Red Devils this season, to match what they accomplished back in 1999, and they will have had two tough games before they meet Newcastle a week tomorrow night.

With Newcastle not being anywhere near as successful, our next game is against United, so whether that will be an advantage, we don’t know.

It should be, but if Newcastle play anything like they did yesterday, the team will be easy pickings for a very professional Manchester United side.

Newcastle don’t have many games each season these days, with not being in Europe and not having done much at all in the two cup competitions this season.

On the other hand teams like Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham have played around 12 games in Europe this season alone.

The schedule of games for teams like Chelsea and Manchester United is crippling but we don’t hear them complaining too much about playing two games almost every week, and important games too, as the season comes to an end.

That’s what you get when you are a very successful side, that’s just the way it is – it’s called being successful

And Newcastle’s squad cannot even handle around 42 games in a season, never mind the number of games the big clubs have to play each season.

As a comparison Newcastle have far played only 36 games in the League and Cups, and Manchester United have played 49 games so far this season.

If Manchester United are not at their best and Newcastle can find some inspiration from somehow, it’s not impossible the lads could pick up a point next Tuesday night.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 11, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #1

    well there will be fatigue factor for man united and i hope we will have ireland Tiote ameobi fit and we must play ireland in central mid field so by which we can c wat he can do and will he be any where near the form which he was when he was in man city
    and if we win tat game we will be safe

  • Davies

    Apr 11, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #2

    We’re boned for this game.

  • ytz

    Apr 11, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #3

    Most probably a 4-5-1 formation, IF Ireland is fit. The question is who to play as striker? Ameobi, if not Kuqi. Kuqi was pretty tidy in the last 20 mins against Villa. Now is the time for him to shine.

  • Partizan

    Apr 11, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #4

    I predicted 2-0 for Villa last game

    This time i’ll go for a draw 2-2

  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 11, 2011 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #5

    I Think The Game we will Win Will be The Birmingham Game !!!! Unless we Win Against Blackpool ?? We Need the Points Quickly as The team is Dropping Like Flies !!!!!!Injury here Injury There – 3 Game bans Its Just Not Good Enough !!! If Nolan Had Been Playing We would have Won Yesterday or at least Got a Draw out of it !!!!! H.B.A will come on as Sub against Birmingham and Get The Winner !!!


    Apr 11, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #6

    Sorry but think against ManU were screwed!

    The only thing that you can take bets on is the losing margin!
    They,ve already as good as won the league and could field two teams, both better than our first team!

    Don,t expect much out of next tuesday!!

  • lee-nufc

    Apr 11, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Enrique shud just get on wiv wot he deos best coz at th min he looks poor. IMO a think he’s already away, his minds elsewer. Liverpool AC Milan wer eva. Hope he goes abroad as I hate Liverpool wiv a passion. N thts nt 2 mention tht jock kenny. Any1 remember wen he was at toon? He even had his son on th books. He went out his way 2 f**k Newcastle up n he’s tryin 2 do th same again.

  • 37 BEN ARFA 37

    Apr 11, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #8

    lee nufc,

    Agree about kenny dalglish he is a crap manager, remember when he sold Ginola, Ferdinand and Asprilla and bought Paul Dalglish (his son) , Ian Rush and John Barnes. unbelievable .

    If jose wants to leave newcastle and join liverpool he must be crazy.

    I want jose to stay, I honestly think he is better off at Newcastle than joining Liverpool.

    we need jose and joey to sign new contracts and mike ashley to spend that 35 million on some great players.

  • steve1980

    Apr 11, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #9

    It’s amazing how negative some people are. Yesterday was an awful game, Villa edged it just. If Lovenkrands had of put away one of the two chances at the end, the performance would have been the same but people would be singing a different tune. We’re pretty much safe now, and that was the mission this season, so mission almost accomplished. I can’t see Wigan, Wolves and Blackpool stringing together another 2 or 3 wins. For Man U we’ll have Tiote back, and maybe, just maybe, Stephen Ireland at long last. In which case…

    Goal – Harper
    RB – Simpson
    CH – Coloccini, Steven Taylor
    LB – Jose Enrique
    RW – Barton
    CM – Guthrie, Ireland, Tiote
    LW – Gutierrez
    Forward – Ameobi

    Subs – Campbell, Ferguson, Kuqi, Lovenkrands, Ranger, Williamson, Ryan Taylor

    Lovenkrands, Ranger & Ryan Taylor to come off the bench. If Ireland ain’t fit (more than likely), the ‘Krands to start. If Ameobi ain’t fit, it’ll have to be Peter and Nile, who was awful against Villa, but it was his first ever EPL start, he needs games. Guthrie deserves to be in there, i thought he was one of our best players yesterday.

    Top and bottom is we’ll stay up. But god knows, in the summer, we need to keep our best players and strengthen considerably. We need options. Half our team isn’t good enough. We’re in the same predicament Sunderland were in when they came up under Keane, lots of C’ship players around the edges.

    If Jose Enrique goes, Warnock would actually be a good replacement, £3-4m. Good player, left out in the cold by Houllier, who is playing that awful Kyle Walker in his place, dreadful manager. Personally, for me, Enrique has to stay – good left back’s are worth there weight in gold. Same with Tiote – if you find a genuinely brilliant defensive midfielder, he’s for keeps!

    I know lots of people are sweating on the Barton deal, but i’m not so sure. True, he’s been fantastic for us…but i still think he’s a liability. Enrique, Tiote, Nolan, Coloccini & Gutierrez are more important to keep, truth be told, Jonas particularly once Ben Arfa is back on the left and he can go back to his natural position on the right, where he is so much more effective. I think its telling that offers arn’t flying in for JB, clubs arn’t really sniffing around to much. He’s nearing 30 and always trouble. Yesterday i could see why people dislike him so much, whinging, throwing himself to the ground every five mins, just the same as Young. If West Ham, the one club who do seem to be interested, came in with £5m, i’d sell and go for Kranjcar, fantastic driving midfielder/winger, skillful, assured, scores tremendous goals. Anyone agree?


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