Siem de Jong is not a happy camper at Newcastle this season and it’s not surprising as he has been unable to break into the first team and doesn’t even come off the bench in every game – so he is having very little playing time.
And it doesn’t help that’s in a team that is 3rd bottom of the Premier League and fighting against relegation so far this season.
Siem de Jong – unhappy camper
It cannot be easy for the 26 year-old International especially after last season’s injury woes and his collapsed lung.
This is what Siem had to say to Algemeen Dagblad:
“It sucks, especially because I need the minutes to get into a rhythm and get used to the physical games in the Premier League.”
“It feels a bit like my first years at Ajax. Sometimes you play, then you come on as substitute or you are not part of the squad.”
“There is also the feeling that you have to prove yourself. There is a new coach this season, not the one who bought me.”
“There were also new signings. No, it isn’t the easiest situation.”
Siem is right – it’s not an easy situation at all, but he’s got to do his best and prove he is worth his place in the side.
But we do expect McClaren to try to give Siem playing time from the bench and we are hoping Newcastle will start to pull away from the bottom of the league.
In fact the main (only) thing for Newcastle this season is to avoid relegation and we are hoping Siem can help us do that.