It was good to see Davide Santon back last Saturday, and he played for 58 minutes against Leicester City at right back, in place of the injured Daryl Janmaat – and he was replaced by new boy 19 year-old Lubo Satka, who was making his first team debut for the club.
Davide Santon – made return last Saturday
With Daryl Janmaat expected to be fit for the trip to Chelsea on Saturday, it remains to be seen if Davide will return at left back, and whether Paul Dummett will again play in central defense.
This is what Davide has said to the local press:
“We’re out of the FA Cup but we have to first make sure we get 40 points as soon as possible, and then afterwards we can then think even more can be picked up.”
“We are thinking about more than just staying in the Premier League, we have to make sure we do our best there at Chelsea, and then think about Southampton back at home.”
“It was a good feeling to be back but not the best feeling as you don’t want to lose.” “I am happy on a personal note, it has been difficult but my legs felt right and I did not feel any pain.”
Davide has only eighteen months left on his five year contract, so we’re not exactly sure what his future will be at Newcastle.
We have only 18 games left to play this season through May 24th, and there’s one game most Saturdays through 24th May, so John Carver suggesting Ayoze Perez needed a rest last Saturday was simply ridiculous.
There is just one mid-week game at Crystal Palace on 11th February when we’ll be up against Alan Pardew.
We have only 8 games to play though 13th March – that’s about 10 weeks so our schedule is not exactly hectic from now on, but that’s what you get when you are knocked out of both local Cups and are not playing in Europe.
Davide with one year-old baby daughter Sienna last May
We have 27 points in the league after 20 games played, and we need 13 points as soon as possible to reach safety – after all that’s our number one priority at Newcastle these days – keeping in the Premier League at all costs.
We cannot see us getting much out of the game at Chelsea on Saturday.
What do you think?
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