Daryl Janmaat has been a great signing for us, and that’s one reason we haven’t missed Mathieu Debuchy much at all this season, and on Monday night he had another good game in central defense.
Daryl Janmaat in action on Monday night
But Daryl will be back at right back on Sunday afternoon at home to Spurs, and we are hoping the lads can get a win and stop the rot of five successive defeats.
Fab Coloccini will be back after his three match suspension, but of course Moussa Sissoko blotted his copy book at Anfield by getting sent off, and he will now miss the next two games – both at home.
The players have to be more disciplined on the field in our remaining six games, and stop doing stupid things, even though things are simply not going for us at the moment..
Daryl was once again our Man of the Match on Monday night, and while the overall display of the team was an improvement over the Sunderland debacle – we still lost 2-0.
John Carver is well aware of just how good Janmaat has been in his very first season at Newcastle, and during John’s press conference yesterday for the game on Sunday – this is what he said about the Dutch International:
“I think he’s been fantastic. He had to go in at centre-back and did ever so well,” Carver told reporters during his pre-Spurs press conference.
“The good news is he’s now going to be back in his best position. He will also give us an attacking threat down the right-hand side because he likes to get forward and he can create – so that’s another plus.”
If Newcastle are true to form we could be selling Daryl Janmaat in the summer for more than double the £5M we paid for him last summer from Feyenoord.
But we are hoping that Mike Ashley will change his ways at the club and keep our best players this summer as well as bring in some top players.
We’ll see what happens but there’s no doubt that Daryl Janmaat is another top Graham Carr signing.
We need a lot more of them this summer.
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