In his briefing for the game against Spurs on Sunday, John Carver has talked today about Siem de Jong – and the 26 year-old Dutchman must be looking fairly fit and impressive in training, because John says Siem could be in the squad for the game on Sunday against Spurs, which could see us safe in the league if we can manage to win the game.
Siem de Jong – in training yesterday
Siem may well be over his collapsed lung problems after he had surgery which could well have fully solved the problem – and he seems to be fit again.
This is what John Carver said earlier today:
“Siem de Jong will play tonight, he’ll play 45 minutes and if he comes through that, I will speak to him.” “We will assess him in the next 48 hours to see if he can get on the bench or not at the weekend.”
“But I am not going to push that situation, I trust the player and I will wait until the player decides that he feels he is ready for it.” “If he is ready then great but if not, we will leave it another week.”
“He’s a top player both as a creator and a goalscorer and we need one of those in the team,” “Fingers crossed, he might be coming back at just the right time.”
The U21 game tonight takes place at St. James’ Park (7:00 pm KO) and is against Derby County, so let’s hope Siem comes through the 45 minutes and has no ill effects afterwards.
Siem is an important player for us, and if he returns to the side in the next game or so – not only will he bring some much needed class to the side – but the Dutchman is a leader and likely to be the next Newcastle captain.
And right now we need some strong leadership on and off the field.
This is potentially good news for Newcastle United, and we certainly need some.
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