Although Newcastle will not come out and say it officially, we are pretty sure the stretch goal for next season is a top six finish, much like we accomplished two years ago, when in the preceding summer we brought in players like Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Davide Santon.
Daryl Janmaat – European football a target
And Daryl Janmaat has shown his English is quite good in his recent nufcTV interview, and he is certainly looking for Newcastle to do well in the comings season(s).
This is what he has said today about his Newcastle future:
“I hope I bring what I did at Feyenoord to Newcastle,” “I am a defender but I like to go up and get in crosses so I’m more than a right-back.”
“I’m just really looking forward to playing in front of the Newcastle fans. The fans are similar to the Feyenoord fans. I like those. It excites me to have come to the Premier League, of course. It’s one of the best in Europe and everyone wants to play in it.”
“Firstly my aim is to play as much as possible and then maybe European football can be a target in the future. That would be fantastic. I could have stayed at Feyenoord, but Newcastle is much bigger. Feyenoord are a big club but the Dutch League is not as big as the Premier League.”
“The World Cup was a big experience for me.” “We did very well and did a great job. Nobody expected us to do so well. It was amazing, not only the football but the whole country.”
“To hold it in Brazil was fantastic. I am a little bit tired, it was a great experience. To beat Spain 5-1 was a special moment. ” I can go on vacation for a week and then I start training.”
“We have already seen a house we like, my wife has found one already.”
That’s important they have found a house, so Daryl and his wife can settle down quickly in Newcastle.
And from what we’ve seen of Daryl at the World Cup, he shouldn’t take too long to get to the same level as Mathieu Debuchy achieved in his short 18 months on Tyneside – and the Dutch International seems to be an excellent replacement for the French International.
Things are certainly looking up for Newcastle these days, but we still need around four new players to make this an excellent summer transfer window.
How about two strikers, a center-back and a central midfield play-maker?
Who do you think we still need to add to the six good players already on board?
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