Vurnon Anita epitomizes the strong team spirit at Newcastle this season, where competition for places is more intense than it’s been over the last decade at the club.
Vurnon Anita – a top professional at Newcastle
Vurnon had a bit of a tough season last season, after arriving from Ajax 16 months ago, and he was getting used to the very physical nature of the English Premier League, but he has now acclimatized to the English way of playing football, and the Dutch International has played well almost every time he’s been given a chance in the first team, including starting the last couple of games.
And you never hear Vurnon complain about anything, and he is very willing to fight for his place in the Newcastle starting line-up, and he seems to take nothing for granted at Newcastle:
“I am happy to be in the team. To be part of this team is a very good feeling at the moment.”
“We will see if I start the next game but I hope I can keep my place and continue to do well. Of course it’s up to the coach.”
“He will decide, but if I play I am ready to help us achieve our goals.”
As we mentioned earlier today, Vurnon will be an important player against Stoke City in a coupe of days time, because Cheick Tiote is suspended after picking up his 5th yellow card at Crystal Palace.
And it’s not stretching things too much to say how Vurnon performs on Thursday will go a long way towards how Newcastle will fare against the Potters – and we are certainly hoping we can win that game.
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