One of the things that really worry us about John Carver, is that he says some stupid things to the press, which invariably come back to bite him – and since he’s the mouthpiece of Newcastle it doesn’t make the club look very good either.
Davide Santon – objects to Carver’s disparaging remarks
And John had the cheek so say the reason Davide Santon was let go on the last day of the transfer window on loan to Inter-Milan – a permanent move in the summer has since been arranged – is because he wanted to go and wouldn’t fight for his place at Newcastle.
That was nothing less than questioning Davide’s professionalism.
But Santon has said this today to ChronicleLive:
“I would like to take this opportunity to respond to the comments made recently by John Carver about my move to Inter Milan.” “I want to say that I never thought for one moment, having been out injured for eight months, that I would immediately play again as a regular at Newcastle United.
“During the time I was injured, I worked hard every day to get back to full fitness as soon as possible. My career has always been based on hard work and sacrifices which help me to keep on improving.” “I have always struggled to carve out a space for myself and I know that it will be the same until the end of my career.”
“I therefore would never refuse to fight for my place in any team.” “It was with deep regret that when I spoke with John Carver and after five games on the bench in the Premier League without playing even a single minute, I realized that I was no longer in the first team plans of the coach.”
“At that moment, after three and a half years as a Newcastle player, I no longer felt an essential part of the project.” “It was then I was forced to think about my career and my future. Following this Inter Milan, the club where I was born and bred as a footballer, offered me an opportunity that I could not refuse.”
“I spent three and a half wonderful years in Newcastle, a great club with fantastic fans who have always supported me and showed me their affection. This is why I will never forget them and they’ll always be in my heart.”
“Finally I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank all my teammates and the staff with whom I shared a wonderful experience with at Newcastle United.”
Now that’s the way to end your career at a former club – with class – Newcastle did a lot for Davide Santon and he knows it – and he’s thankful for the three and a half years on Tyneside.
And looking back it was obvious John Carver was going to prefer Haidara and/or Dummett at left back – but of course all of this has come back to bite Newcastle hard.
We haven’t had a recognized left-back for several games now – because of the reckless management and lack of planning by Lee Charnley.
We’ve heard that John Carver can be a bit of a hothead at times, and we’ve seen bits of that with some ridiculous comments he’s made – in his press interviews.
And one of them was to disparage Davide Santon, who always gave Newcastle 100% when he played.
Davide talked very highly of Newcastle United throughout his time on Tyneside, beginning when he arrived in the summer of 2011 – when he talked about being excited to join a great club – and he was arriving from Inter-Milan.
Davide didn’t deserve to be insulted by John Carver – especially after he had already left the club – it was a cheap shot and an insult from the Newcastle coach.
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