Daryl Janmaat had a personal blow when he was left out of the Dutch squad for the recent Euro 2016 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey and the Netherlands surprisingly lost them both.
How did Daryl react to being dropped by new manager Danny Blind – he has been Newcastle´s best player in our last two games and even scored against Watford on Saturday and that goal was our first in 464 minutes of Premier League play.
That´s the best way to respond to a disappointment and it shows great character from the Dutchman.
Daryl Janmaat scoring against Watford on Saturday
Newcastle play Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow night in the 3rd round of the League Cup – and a win would help the confidence of a number of our players.
This is what Daryl has said in the Chronicle today:
“We can do well in the Capital One Cup but you need a bit of luck with the draw.” “It is a big opportunity this season.“
“Yes of course. I want to play in every game. I like playing football so I want to play all the time.” “The club want to win prizes and the cup is a big prize.”
We have to prepare right and go for it.” “The cup goes quickly and we could be in the final 16 if we win against Sheffield Wednesday.”
“Don’t forget the Capital One Cup. It is a really important game for us. We have a big week ahead and we have to be ready.”
“Yes of course. I want to play in every game. I like playing football so I want to play all the time.”
Steve McClaren has said that a number of senior players have come to him asking to play tomorrow night, and obviously Daryl is one of them.
That´s a good sign and we will have Mitrovic back on Saturday and maybe he can get on the goal track – but he also needs to stay on the pitch on Saturday against Chelsea.
Aleksandar could be the player who can get us going this season, with some goals.
Those are good words from Daryl – and positive too among the gloom and doom of the press that´s surrounding Newcastle at the moment.
We need to start winning six games in a row – and the negativity will all disappear.
Howay The Lads!!