Daryl Janmaat was our Player of the Season, and he got 53% of the vote followed by Ayoze Perez with 18% and Jack Colback with 16%.
Daryl has been speaking to the Dutch press today, and for the second time in a year he has been left out of the Dutch squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers.
Daryl Janmaat scoring on Tuesday night against Northampton
Danny Blind is the new coach and he left Janmaat out of his preliminary squad, and maybe he had watched the Newcastle game at Swansea, when Daryl didn’t exactly have his best game against Jefferson Montero and was sent off.
That’s probably the main reason he has been left out of the 31-man preliminary roster for the tough games against Iceland and Turkey, but Vurnon Anita returned to the squad, having never been selected since he joined Newcastle over three years ago from Ajax.
Daryl Janmaat has been interviewed in De Telegraaf:
“It is clear that I am not included and such pre-selection is not there for nothing.” “Of course I am disappointed about that, that speaks for itself.”
“There is a new coach with a new vision and he has his own preferences. Apparently I’m not one of them.”
“It’s not up to me about leaving me out.” “The new guy (Kenny Tate of Ajax) will have earned it.” “It would be disrespectful to him to say otherwise.”
“I will again have to fight back. I can sit and weep in a corner, but I will now focus completely on Newcastle United.”
“Last year I had a good season and I was “Player of the Year”. “The only thing I can do is to hold that same level.” “Whether that is enough, I do not know. I cannot see into the head of the coach.”
Kenny Tete is the man who has replaced Daryl and over the last two seasons the 19 year-old has played only 11 times for Ajax.
As we said the new coach probably saw highlights of the game at Swansea, when Daryl didn’t look good, but hey – these things happen.
It’s now up to Daryl – as he says – to fight his way back – but he may be on the bench on Saturday against Arsenal at home.
We have an inkling that Steve may keep an unchanged defense against Arsenal, after they did so well to keep a clean sheet at Old Trafford.
Here’s the top five in our Player of the Season poll.
Who Was Newcastle's Player Of The Season?
- Janmaat (53%, 2,685 Votes)
- Perez (18%, 926 Votes)
- Colback (16%, 799 Votes)
- Gutierrez (6%, 294 Votes)
- Sissoko (3%, 164 Votes)
Total Voters: 5,072