Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat has been one of Newcastle’s best players this season, and he thinks that if he can win one more game of the last five we play – that could make us safe in the Premier League.
Daryl Janmaat – we have to win one more game
And that’s probably accurate but it’s just doing that which is proving very difficult.
The longer we keep losing games the more worrying it will become, after some very poor decisions were taken by owner Mike Ashley in the January transfer window which only made things worse.
This is what Daryl has told the Chronicle – and it’s a good positive outlook from the Dutch defender:
“We have to stay positive and keep believing,” “It’s not good. We have to win the minimum of one game.”
“There are five games left and we must win one. I believe we can do it. We can’t just say it – we have to do it now.”
“Now is the moment. Leicester are winning games so we have to stop talking and go out and do it.”
“It’s a big game on Saturday.” “I have played in the semi-finals of the World Cup, that was big but this is close for me.”
“We have to win it. We are staying focused.” “Taking three points will be enough to be safe at the moment. That is our only focus.”
If every player took the view of Daryl we could even win the game on Saturday at home to Swansea.
But some mental mistakes are starting to be made too, probably because of the pressure, and the first two goals we conceded against Tottenham on Sunday were very poor goals to concede.
We need to see some fight and guts from our players on Saturday, and we’ve seen very little of that this year, that’s for sure.
But on the positive side – it would also be a huge relief if we can win this game on Saturday against Swansea – it would be huge and only our second win in 11 games.
We are certainly due a win.