Jonjo Shelvey has said he will always give 100% when he plays for Newcastle and he´s looking forward to playing for the Magpies in a more advanced role to help set up chances and score goals.
Jonjo is a talented player and on his day he is a great player, as we found out last August when he dominated the game against Newcastle.
The Londoner also seems to be really looking forward to playing in front of Newcastle´s legendary fans.
Jonjo Shelvey – good interview on nufcTV
This is some of what Shelvey has said in his nufcTV interview:
“I am a home boy myself but you have to love the club you play for.” “I want to assure the fans I will give 100% every week. I won’t shirk a tackle, I will be giving it my all.”
“That obviously relates to my upbringing and where I am from. There’s a lot of similarities in the areas.”
“It’s a council estate in London, there’s a lot of crime and drugs going around. I was brought up well and kept away from that.”
“But you should also not forget where you are from and that’s why I have the tattoo.” “I always go back to see the family. My dad still lives there.”
“I can’t wait to get started. It was great to be at Swansea, it’s a great club.”
“But I just felt as soon as there was interest from Newcastle and they expressed how much they wanted me with Steve McClaren, I felt it was the right time for a new challenge.”
“I am just excited to be here. Just walking around the stadium gives you goosepimples.” “It is an immense feeling to come here.”
“A lot of players say they don´t hear names being sang by the crowd but you do, you know what I mean – and I have never had 52,000 people singing my name so it will be a nice feeling if that happens. ”
Jonjo will make his debut against West Ham on Saturday and he admits to being a Hammers fan all his life – but hopes to do well on Saturday.
Jonjo was born in the Harold Hill district of east London so it´s not too surprising he turned out to be a Hammers fan.
It will be interesting to see how Newcastle´s game will change with Jonjo Shelvey being the undoubted midfield general now for Newcastle and he will be given a free role pushing forward.
Steve McClaren has also admitted Newcastle tried to sign Jonjo last summer.