Daryl Janmaat started his career at Newcastle very well in pre-season and in August, and then he had a dip in form which coincided with Newcastle’s bad run starting with the 4-0 defeat at Southampton, but he’s been back to some top form again, as Newcastle have lost only one of the their last nine games in all competitions.
Daryl Janmaat – made good start to his Newcastle career
In those games we have conceded only five goals, kept five clean sheets and won six of the games.
That’s a good record in anybody’s book – and this is what Daryl has said today before we take on Chelsea in three hours or so:
“I never really had any doubts.” “Of course, at the start of the season, things were not good, and there was a lot of pressure on the trainer – Pardew – and on us as players.
“That was not nice, but I always had the belief that we had a good enough squad to do much better.” “I probably didn’t expect us to win six games in a row, but I always knew we were capable of going on a much better run and turning things around.”
“We have shown in this run that we can win different types of matches.” “We can attack teams and cause problems on the break, but we can also be organised and hard to break down when we have to be.”
“That is a big strength of the team.” “At the moment, we are very good defensively and we also have a lot of pace in attack.” “You can see that on the counter, we have really improved our football this year.”
“We have to continue like this and train hard every week. Every game is different, and we have to be prepared for that.” “If you play Tottenham away, you know you are going to have to defend a lot.”
“But if you are playing a lower team at home, you have to be prepared to take the game to your opponent more.” “If you have a clean sheet, then we have enough skills in the front line to make a goal.”
“If we can keep a clean sheet, we feel as though we can win any game we play in.”
It will be a very tough game for our lads today, and if we are going to get a result out of the game, then our defense will need to have a good game and maybe some luck too.
It’s uncertain whether Fabricio Coloccini will start today, but we have an inkling he be leading the side out today.
23 times capped Dutch International Janmaat has played 17 games so far for Newcastle United with one good goal against Crystal Palace, and he has fitted so smoothly into the right back position, that we have not missed Mathieu Debuchy.
Howay The Lads!!
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