Daryl Janmaat has been one of Newcastle’s best players this season, and after games – even bad defeats like we had (again) on Sunday, the Dutchman is only too willing to talk to the press and he doesn’t hide out.
Daryl Janmaat – good future captain?
Daryl points out that John Carver locked the dressing room door after the game on Sunday, and they had a discussion on what the heck they were doing at Goodison Park.
Whether that does any good we’ll have to wait and see, see because it was only a couple of weeks ago we were hammered at Manchester City 5-0 – and we have Arsenal, Sunderland and Liverpool in the next three games.
It seems to us that Carver just cannot inspire his players to play well, and it doesn’t seem to help much to have 10 days to prepare for one game – we were still hopeless against Everton.
This is what Daryl has said about the game:
“Right from the start, it was simply not good enough,” “I thought Everton deserved the win – it wasn’t about luck. We didn’t deserve anything, and we didn’t get anything.”
“We spoke after the game, and there is a determination to make sure we do not repeat what happened against Everton,”
“I thought we were better with 10 men than we were with 11, and that should not be the case.” “The energy was not high enough, and the performance was simply not good enough all round.”
“We have to play much better in the next game to have any chance of getting a result. If we play in the same way against Arsenal, we will have no chance of doing anything.”
“There are some difficult games coming up now,” “Our squad is getting smaller because players are unavailable, so we have to make sure we are giving absolutely everything in the game.”
“We don’t have too many players left now, but that is the situation and the transfer window is closed.
We have to do it with this group, and we have to stay positive. We have to try to get some better results with the players we have.”
Daryl would make a good future caption for Newcastle, and next season will be Fabricio Coloccini’s final season at Newcastle, but even in the summer, a new coach may want to appoint another player as Newcastle’s new captain.
The other thing with Daryl is that there are stories that his former Dutch International coach, Louis van Gaal, wants him at the Red Devils.
And we all know how it goes with owner Mike Ashley – if he gets a good enough offer for any of his players he will take it.
If that happens with Janmaat in the summer and the rumors are true, we’ll need to bring in a new right back before September.
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