Daryl Janmaat played his first game for Newcastle tonight and got a good 60 minutes in, and it was a difficult game at Huddersfield tonight where we came away with a 2-2 draw, after being 2-1 down in the second half.
Daryl Janmaat – at his signing for Newcastle United
Alan Pardew made it clear after the game that Daryl would be Newcastle right back in our first league game of the season, and presumable will start our last p[re-season game next Sunday against Spanish side Real Sociedad at St. James’ Park.
This is what Alan said tonight:
“He will play for us against Manchester City on August 17, there is no doubt about that.” “He is fit and injury free. He’s had 60 minutes and hopefully he will get 80 on Sunday.”
“He is a class act.” “It has been a bit harder for him as he has only just arrived.” “He has had two games and he will be tired.”
And we expect to see the starting eleven on Sunday be that which will likely start against Manchester City, and we are hoping that Siem de Jong is fit to play next Sunday, and stays fit through that game.
Siem had a tough time of it last season at Ajax with so many injuries, and we hope he can have a largely injury-free first season at Newcastle United.
We expect Daryl Janmaat to quickly fit into the Newcastle first team this season, and be one of our best players – so we don’t miss Mathieu Debuchy much at all.
What do you think?