Vurnon Anita has only made six appearances for Newcastle this season, and he was on the bench at Arsenal on Saturday.
Vurnon Anita – could start the game at Tottenham
Vurnon seems to have gone down the pecking order with the arrival of Jack Colback, plus the good form of Mehdi Abeid, who has been preferred to Vurnon when the Algerian has been fit.
In fact Anita started the game at White Hart Lane in the league, but was taken off at half time, and in the second half we scored a couple of goals to get a great 2-1 win.
While Vurnon has not played much this season, he is an excellent professional and when there was a report in the local paper that he was complaining about his plight, he tweeted that was not the case, and he was supporting the side and simply doing his best.
Alan Pardew has questioned his own team selection on Saturday, and he will have looked at the video and seen where things didn’t work and it appears he may give Vurnon his chance at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night:
Alan Pardew thought Vurnon Anita could have made a difference on Saturday, and this is what the manager has said today:
“Maybe it was a day for Vurnon Anita to be really solid for us.”“But we tried to be ambitious and if that’s a fault we’ll have to accept that.”
“It’s a big week. We look forward to the quarter-final of the cup.” “It’s something that we need to win at this football club in terms of a trophy.
“So we will be up for that and then the derby, which is always interesting.”
Vurnon Anita like most Ajax Academy graduates is a very good technical player but for whatever reason he has never been able to nail down a starting place at Newcastle, since he joined us for £6.5M from Ajax over two years ago.
Most players who have come in for Newcastle over the last couple of months have done well, so we hope to see Vurnon Anita get a chance at White Hart Lane on Wednesday night and play well.
It would be great to get the win – and that would be a good set up for the game at home against Sunderland on Sunday – a game we must win.
Just think how we would feel if at the end of the Sunderland game we have won and we also in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup.
Howay The Lads!!
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