25-year-old Dutch International Daryl Janmaat has had a very good first season at Newcastle, and he’s also a popular player and has been consistent and one of our best players this season.
Daryl Janmaat – consistent season
Daryl has been so good that we have hardly missed Mathieu Debuchy, although the Frenchman is having a difficult first season at Arsenal and has been out with a number of injuries in his first season at the London club.
This is what Janmaat has told the Shields Gazette today:
“I know I have my defensive responsibilities, but as a player, I’m always looking to get forward when I can.”
“It helps with that when you have Papiss in the team because he is a really good goalscorer,” “You know that if you set him up with a chance, more times than not he will take it.”
“He’s an excellent finisher, although sometimes I think he probably wants to shoot me because I cut inside and he does not like it.” “He wants every ball into the middle.”
We heard a week or two ago that John Carver does not want Janmaat to cut in and hit the ball with his left foot at goal, but with Papiss Cisse out for seven games, somebody has to score the goals if we are going to win games.
Janmaat can deliver a very good cross from the right wing, and currently he has six assists to go with the one goal he has scored, so Carver wants him to cross the ball more often, rather than cut in and shoot.
Newcastle must have a decent chance at Goodison Park on Sunday, although it’s a ground we haven’t done too well at in the past.
Everton play tonight in the Europa League against Dynamo Kiev, so that should give Newcastle an advantage, and we’ve also had a full 11 days to prepare for this game.
A win is what we need against a side who are surprisingly having a poor season, and at 28 points the Toffees are only 6 points above the drop zone.
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