Alan Shearer has talked about Newcastle’s new signing Jonjo Shelvey and he first of all thinks he’s a good player but the English international midfielder may have an attitude problem.
The former England great – who scored a record 206 goals for the Magpies in 405 appearances over ten years has been talking to BBC Radio 5 Live.
Alan Shearer – questions Shelvey’s attitude
This is what Alan Shearer said on BBC Radio 5 Live:
“The first thing I would say about Jonjo, is he has ability,” “We’ve seen that in the past; he’s an England international.”
“The one thing I would question: Swansea are in a desperate position in the Premier League as are Newcastle. Why would Swansea let an England international go to one of their relegation rivals? That is the big question I would ask.”
“You would have to say, there has to be something wrong with his attitude. If Steve McClaren can get the best out of him – many managers have tried and failed to do that – if McClaren can change all that, and it’s always an if, then he will be a good buy but I think the jury has to remain out on him.”
“At his age, surely the penny has to drop.” “You’ve had a chance at one of the biggest clubs in the world and it hasn’t worked out for you – we all keep saying he’s an England international, which he is. We all keep saying he’s got ability, which he has, but eventually for him, the penny has to drop.”
“You get a chance in football and you have to take it. He’s had two or three – he has to understand that he will not get a bigger opportunity than he has now at Newcastle.”
Jonjo has been brought into the team to give us some creativity and we’ll need that.
Sunderland won their second league game in a row tonight at Swansea and we have now moved into second bottom place with Sunderland above us on goal difference – although Newcastle are just 1 point behind Swansea who were surprisingly beaten 4-2 at home by the Black Cats.
We will need to start winning games very soon if we are to move away from the relegation zone anytime soon.
In the last round of games both Sunderland and Aston Villa – the two teams that were below us in the league – gained two points on us.