We’ve been very impressed with Siem de Jong lately, and it’s just a huge pity that the Dutchman has been injured for most of the season, but if Siem can come back and play well and get a few goals for us in the last four games of the season – he could still be a hero at Newcastle, by helping to keep the club in the Premier League.
Siem de Jong – scoring last Saturday
And today Siem has talked about being pleased to get the applause from the Newcastle fans as he was warming up last Saturday, after he has had a very frustrating first season on Tyneside.
This is what Siem has said today:
“I was glad to hear that applause from fans when I was warming up along the line,” “It was just a shame my goal wasn’t enough in the game – the important thing is to get points.”
“We have to focus on that, but I have a little bit of an agenda myself, which is to get 100% fit and help the team as much as I can.”
“I’ll try to help the team as much as I can,” “I hope to get some more minutes in. We’ll see how it goes. I don’t think if I’m 90% or 95% that I can help the team from the start.”
“That’s why I need to build up slowly to be ready for the minutes I need to play.” “If I play 90 minutes now, I wouldn’t help the team as much as I could if I waited just another week maybe.”
“We know how important it is on Saturday. We have to try to be at our best to win the game, and not focus too much on the situation, just the game itself.”
Siem came on for the last 15 minutes against Swansea, but still managed to score a goal, but that came too late to make a difference, but he has shown his class, and he can put that ball in the back of the net.
Siem could come on for the second half on Saturday at Leicester, but our defense must be in better form and not let in any soft goals, like we’ve done far too many times this year.
We cannot afford to lose at Leicester, and a win would probably see us safe in the Premier League this season.
That would be a huge relief for most fans, and we would have something to look forward to in the summer.