Jose Enrique has given another interview with the local Newcastle press corps today.
Jose Enrique – still speaks fondly of Newcastle
The left-back, one of the best in the Premier League, has turned out be one of Sam Allardyce’s best signings for Newcastle, when big Sam signed him back in the summer of 2007, for £6.2M from Spanish club Villareal.
However, Jose is still likely to leave Newcastle this summer, and he’ll probably move to either Liverpool or Bayern Munich.
This is what Jose said today:
“To finish in the top 10 is important this season.” “We’ll see what happens next year and which players come to us.” “We have a great squad here though, and we have been very unlucky with injuries.”
“Next season we will hopefully get new players and try to build on a top-10 finish.” “It would be very nice for us to finish ahead of Sunderland.”
“I remember they were happy to see us go down, but now we are in Premier League and we have been better than them so far – it’s important we keep going.”
“When you play with one less like Birmingham did, it is hard.” “But we tried to play football for our fans – and that is what we have to keep going,”
It seems the local Geordie fans are doing their very best to try to keep Enrique at Newcastle, and they shouted the Spaniards name in the second half of Saturday’s game.
And of course Jose has always been very popular on Tyneside, and he always gives 100% for Newcastle, and he stuck with the side when they were relegated two years ago, and then was simply outstanding in last season’s promotions drive.
It’s not surprising the 25 year-old is still a very popular guy on Tyneside.
“It is always nice to hear that, but we’ll what happens.” “The most important thing is the team.” “I know the fans like me a lot, but we’ll see.”
“It was a really good victory for us as a team.” “Now we have confirmed our place in the Premier League, but if we had lost this match it would not have been a good situation.”
“It would have been difficult to go to Chelsea if we had lost against Birmingham.” “We want to finish the season on a high. We won this game and it means a less stressful end to the campaign.”
“We still have two games left and we’ll try to get six points.” “Maybe we could have won by more, but after they got a red card they put 10 men behind the ball.”
“They were trying to hold on to the ball, but it was fine as long as we were winning.” “The most important thing was that we got three points.”
“We would have liked to win 5-1 or 6-1, but it is still three points from winning 2-1.”
It’s hard to tell from those words what Jose is thinking of doing in the summer.
We hope he stays at Newcastle.
By the way that supposed new away strip looks very much like a goalkeeper jersey doesn’t it. 😀