25 year-old Daryl Janmaat has found it hard in the Premier League since we signed him on a six year deal in the summer from Feyenoord for around £5M, and that after he had a good World Cup for Holland in Brazil.
Daryl Janmaat – Newcastle right back
Daryl was a direct replacement for Mathieu Debuchy, who we sold to Arsenal for £12M in the summer, but unluckily Mathieu has had an injury hit season in London.
Janmaat has played 28 times with one goal for Newcastle this season, and he has made 25 appearances in the Premier League, making him the only ever present in the league at Newcastle.
This is what Janmaat has told BBC Newcastle:
“One thing I have learned is that here, every game is difficult. Away games, I think, in every league are difficult but also the home games here. Every team has quality, and power, and strength.”
“One thing I have learned is that here, every game is difficult.” “Away games, I think, in every league are difficult but also the home games here.”
“Every team has quality, and power, and strength. It’s a tough league but that makes it nicer.” “But here, every win is harder and you celebrate every win. In the Eredivisie, some games it’s just normal.”
“If you play in one of the big clubs in Holland like Feyernood, Ajax or PSV, you have that week where you say that it’s OK, you will win,”
“But here, every win is harder and you celebrate every win. In the Eredivisie, some games it’s just normal.”
We need Daryl to keep himself fit through the rest of the season since we are short of back four players, having already lost three experienced defenders this season, for one reason or another.
We sold Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa last month to Roma and loaned out Davide Santon to Inter-Milan on the final day of the January transfer window.
And we had already lost Steven Taylor to an Achilles injury on January 1st for the rest of the season.
But Newcastle still brought in no replacements last month and now there’s worrying news today that Paul Dummett could be out for eight weeks. 🙁
As we said, we need Daryl to keep fit for the rest of the season.
Manchester City at the Etihad is next up on Saturday afternoon and we don’t expect to get anything out of that game.
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