Daryl Janmaat played right back for Holland in the World Cup in Brazil and he had a good tournament, and he has already said he compares Alan Pardew with the great Louis van Gaal in terms of abilities, and Daryl has gone a bit further today.
Daryl Janmaat in action at West Brom
Daryl compares the confident way Newcastle are now playing in the Premier League with the way Holland played in Brazil, when they eventually finished 3rd but were beaten in the semi-final by Argentina on penalties.
Tim Krul was key to getting Holland through on penalties in their tie with Costa Rica when he brilliantly saved two penalties having been brought on a few minutes before the end of extra time so he would be the goalkeeper for the shoot-out.
Daryl was also in the Holland squad and was used frequently by van Gaal.
This is what the right-back has said in the Shields Gazette today, when comparing Holland and Newcastle:
“Sometimes, you just seem to get some momentum behind you and the results roll on and on.” “That is what happened with us with Holland in the World Cup.”
“We started winning matches, and every time we went out onto the field, we had a feeling that we would win the game.” “We had a lot of confidence in ourselves, and that confidence comes from getting positive results and performances.”
“That is what happened with Holland, and it is what is happening here at Newcastle now.” “It is important to be strong defensively, because if you defend well and have good players in attack, you will always have a good chance of winning the game,” said Janmaat.
“A lot of people concentrated on our attacking in the summer with Holland.” “Obviously, in the Spain game we scored a lot of goals, but we were very strong defensively and everything really started from there.”
“A strong defence has to be the start for every team. I’m very satisfied with that side of our game.” “We always knew that the QPR match was going to be an important game,”
“We knew before we had started that if we won, we could go up to fourth or fifth position.” “It was an important match, and at moments I thought we played very well. They didn’t really create a chance, so it was a good win.”
Wins breed confidence and Newcastle have conceded one goal in the last six games, so certainly the defense is now starting to play a lot better.
In the previous eight games in all competitions Newcastle conceded 16 goals, so that’s one area that Alan Pardew and the players have been able to improve big time.
We still aren’t scoring many goals – 9 in the last six games – but when you don’t concede – then one goal is enough to win the game and we’ve had four 1-0 wins this season already.
Newcastle have a difficult game at West Ham on Saturday, when Steven Taylor and Cheick Tiote should be available, so we are hoping we can get all three points at Upton Park too.
Newcastle are 5th top of the league and tied on points with Manchester United – which is not a bad position to be in this season, especially after getting only 4 points from our first seven league games. 🙁
Howay The Lads!!
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