We have no problem whatsoever with the professionalism of Jose Enrique, or that he will always give 100% when he plays for Newcastle – none at all.
Jose Enrique – gives 100% for Newcastle – all the time
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has said today he has absolutely no problems with Jose, and he been one of Newcastle’s best players over the last two seasons, and of course he was key for Newcastle last season in getting promoted, at the very first attempt.
There were reports yesterday that Newcastle were after 22 year-old French left-back Cheikh M’Bengue of Toulouse, so it’s a good question as to what will happen with Jose this summer, with AC Milan and Liverpool said to be very interested in the Spaniard, who has become one of the best left-backs in the Premier League.
Alan Pardew is determined to keep the 25 year-old defender on Tyneside, if he can, and we have to hope that Alan can be successful at doing that, and that would be a big success for the Newcastle club.
This is what Alan said today about the Spanish U21 International, singed by Sam Allardyce in August of 2007:
“The lad’s attitude is great, but that’s what you’d expect from top-class professionals,” “It’s like this argument that footballers get paid too much money now, that they don’t care.”
“But put a ball in front of a player and he wants to win it, regardless of how much he’s earning or what his contract situation is.” “We’ve got committed players here, there’s a great team spirit and we want to see it home now. We want to finish strongly, and I think we can.”
We wouldn’t say that football players don’t care, but we would say they get paid too much money for what they do – far too much money.
But at least with the English Premier League, it’s now a huge global business, and of course big money is flowing into the game these days, as the world’s most popular game can be seen live on TV in almost all countries these days.
We have no idea if Jose wants to stay at Newcastle, but once the club is safe in the Premier League, we’ll concentrate on trying to get Jose to stay, if at all possible.
And even if he does move on in the summer, this lad’s been just great for Newcastle, and we can never forget he was a huge player in getting the Newcastle promoted last season, so he’s already done his bit for the club.