There has been speculation all year on the future of Cheick Tiote and whether he has a future at Newcastle.
The Ivorian has just forced his way back into the Newcastle first team with the injury to Jack Colback and we are hoping he can play well for us – maybe somewhere near his best form.
If Newcastle are going to climb the league table, that´s what we need to see from the 29 year-old 53 times capped Ivory Coast International.
Cheick Tiote in action against Southampton
This is what Cheick has told the Chronicle today when asked about his future:
“I don’t know, because for the moment, we need to try to focus on being higher in the table.”
“We have been at the bottom for a long time. We need to do everything to look forward. We need to work every day in training and try to win some games.”
“Sometimes we need some luck. We have played well in the last few games but we don’t have chances to score.”
“We are happy for the fans. They had a very long trip and we sent them home happy.”
We´d be very surprised if Cheick goes anywhere in January, but it´s possible he could be sold in the summer when he has just one year left on his contract.
But Cheick is right to be concentrating on his game right now and not thinking too much about his immediate future and that´s what we need every Newcastle player to be doing.
Cheick was linked with a move to MLS club the New England Revolution only yesterday.