Vurnon Anita came on for the injured Cheick Tiote early in the second half last Saturday against Chelsea, and put in another eye-catching performance in midfield, and it ended with the Dutch master brilliantly setting up Loic Remy for Newcastle’s second goal and that was the clincher, and Anita, Remy and the home crowd went crazy.
Vurnon Anita – in excellent form this season
Vurnon has been pushing for a regular starting place at Newcastle all season, and he has now adjusted well to the physical nature of English football and its fast pace, and he’s looked a very good player for Newcastle when he’s played this season.
And it’s a bit of a dilemma for the manager Alan Pardew, but it’s a nice problem to have, when all your midfield players are performing extremely well and somebody has to be left out.
This is what the 24 year-old said in the local press today:
“We have to wait and see what the manager does,” “If I play, great – I’m happy.” “But if I’m not, I’ll work hard to get in the team.”
“Maybe I’ll get a chance to come on and make a big impact again. We will wait and see.” “It’s not the first time I have had this. I had the same thing at Ajax, so I know what to do.”
“I’m a player that wants to work hard all the time.” “If I come on, I want to show everybody what I can do. That’s no problem.”
“It’s good to get the chance to show the manager what you can do,” “It came out great for me in this game, but not only for me, also the team.
“It’s a team performance, so everybody’s happy, and also the supporters.” “Remy finished it well. He played a good game. We’re also happy for him, the team and the supporters.”
It’s tough game on Sunday at Tottenham, and it’s a place we never do well at, although last season the team played very well, but that man Gareth Bale did us in with two terrific goals, and we went down 2-1.
And since Gareth is now playing in Spain at Real Madrid, if the lads can put in another strong and solid performance, then we could take something out of the game.
But we are going to have to be somewhere near our best, as we were against Chelsea.
What do you think?