Siem de Jong seems to think he is going to be fit for the home game against Manchester City on Sunday, and since he got three goals for Ajax against them in two games in the Champions League last season, he is hoping he can get a goal on Sunday.
Siem de Jong – fit for Sunday?
The 6 times capped Dutch International has missed much of pre-season with a calf injury, but manager Alan Pardew has said earlier this week that he would be surprised if Siem didn’t make the game on Sunday.
This is what Siem has said today:
“I played two times against City in the Champions League,” “I got three goals in two games and we won the first one and then drew against them in Manchester.”
“For us, we left them in fourth place in the group, and it was a really hard group, so for us it was a great time.” “Hopefully I can get some goals against City again on my debut.”
Siem seems to be confident that he can make the game on Sunday, and that in itself is good news.
The Dutchman had a toe injury initially in pre-season, but when that cleared up he then had a calf injury – so he hasn’t played too many games for us in pre-season.
But this lad is class, and he showed that after just 14 minutes in a Newcastle shirt with a great goal at Oldham Athletic, and it was a goal not too many players can score.
Siem hit the ball first time after it came back off the wall – and the ball went screaming into the top right hand corner of the net – a great first goal from de Jong.
If he can start on Sunday, he will be a (big) threat to City, as he showed last season in the Champions League.
We should get an update on the fitness of both Siem and Cheick Tiote (hamstring), when Alan Pardew gives his press conference for the City game today.
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