Vurnon Anita had a very good game at right back against West Brom on Saturday in the 1-1 draw, and he was withdrawn late in the game but it was because of cramp, so he’ll be available for the key game at QPR on Saturday, where we really have to win the game and get all 3 points for the first time since February.
Vurnon Anita – had a good game against West Brom
Daryl Janmaat should be able to a return so perhaps Vurnon will switch over the left back and Jonas can move into midfield and since we also should have Papiss Cisse and Rolando Aarons available we may be able to field a strong side at Loftus Road.
This is what Vurnon Anita has said today:
“It was nice to be able to draw a line under a few things at the weekend and move on.” “We stopped the losing run with a point, and that was very important.”
“The spirit in the team was never a problem, but it should be even better now as we look forward to the final two matches against QPR and West Ham.”
“We need to show the same fighting mentality in those games that we did against West Brom. If we do that, we will be okay.”
“It’s important to put the past behind us and move on. We can’t keep constantly looking back and talking about things that have happened now.”
“I thought the game against West Brom provided a bit of a bright side to what has been a difficult few weeks.”
“It gave us to something to build on, and we just have to look to the future now and not get too caught up with what has happened before. We need to keep on going because we are still not where we want to be.”
“I got cramp towards the end of the game, and a few of the other lads were suffering a bit too, but that just shows how much we put into the game. We gave it our all and that’s what we have to do.”.
The eight defeats in a row is scary and along with QPR we have been the worst team in the Premier League this year and Newcastle have been in turmoil – again.
It’s scary that we have two games to go and we are fourth bottom of the league, with the teams around us winning games.
We really need to save ourselves and not have to rely on Hull not being able to get 2 points in their last two games to catch us.
Anita was second to Ayoze Perez in our Man of the Match poll and that was a very good performance form the Dutchman and we need the same again on Saturday at QPR, where any slip up could help to get us relegated.
If we don’t get 3 points against the already relegated QPR – we could be taking the drop if Hull manage to win at Tottenham on Saturday.
This year has been (another) nightmare for Newcastle, and it’s not good having to write about the mess at the club all the time.