It seems that Jonjo Shelvey, Newcastle’s new central midfielder signing agrees with what Alan Shearer – that the penny has to drop for Jonjo at Newcastle and he needs to buckle down to playing football.
Shearer had questioned Jonjo’s attitude and it seems that the former Charlton, Liverpool and Swansea player has taken that to heart.
Jonjo Shelvey – Newcastle’s new signing
It would not be bad at all if Jonjo follows Alan’s advice.
This is some of what Alan had said earlier in the week:
“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?
“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.” “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.”
“He’s been at Liverpool, he’s been at Swansea. He’s now at a huge football club where the fans will adore him. He hasn’t got another opportunity after this. He has to do it here.”
Both Jonjo and Henri Saivet held a press conference for the media today and this is some of what Shelvey had to say – which seems in response to Alan’s comments:
“It’s down to me now. The penny has got to drop now and I need to press on. I’ve been at Liverpool and I put Newcastle in that category”
“I’m a very fortunate boy to be here at a massive club. I’m lucky to find a club in Newcastle that have faith in me.”
“It’s a very passionate city and I can’t wait to get started. I never asked to leave Swansea but I needed a new challenge.”
There’s no doubt the Newcastle fans would love Shelvey to become an instant hero this season, because it would mean we save ourselves from relegation.
So the stage is set for Jonjo to become a real hero at Newcastle United.
We hope that happens and he takes his opportunity.
What do you think?