Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet gave a good press conference yesterday and here’s some of what Jonjo said during the broadcast – and he certainly comes over as a fan of Newcastle United, which we had no idea about – before he signed for us.
It turns out for the last couple of months since he learned the club were interested in him, the 23 year-old had been watching the Newcastle games and he has even got a subscription to nufcTV (he can afford it) checking on all news to do with Newcastle.
Jack Colback and Jonjo Shelvey in training in a cold Newcastle
What´s that white stuff on the ground?
Jonjo was asked if he had any doubts about leaving Swansea for Newcastle with our perilous position currently in the Premier League:
“Not really, the club I’ve just left are also lingering around the relegation zone.” “So it was a no-brainer in terms of playing.”
“People probably expect Swansea to stay up more than Newcastle, but this squad is just as good if not better than Swansea’s. I don’t want to think negatively about where they are.”
“I’m here to help keep us up.”
“Any team that came to Swansea we could really dominate.” “I have always admired Newcastle, it’s a great club and great city.”
“I have only started to watch Newcastle the past couple of months, once the rumors started about me coming here.”
“I was watching nufcTV on YouTube quite a bit in bed. I was picking up little things.” “I’ve watched the last few games and they were battering teams, just not scoring, they’ve been unlucky.”
“But with me, Henri Saivet and a couple of new signings, we can stay up.”
“There have been a number of world-class players here and it’s an honor to come here and play for this great football club.”
“I had it at Liverpool but they didn’t know too much about me. I’ve played a lot longer now and I’m quite well known in the game.”
“It was a huge surprise getting a call form Kenny Dalglish,” “My dad is friends with one of his friends from when I was at Liverpool.”
“When I was at Liverpool I got on really well with Kenny and he used to play me quite a bit.” “It was a pleasure for him to ring me and he did the same at Swansea. That means a lot.”
It´s going to be really exciting to watch Jonjo play for Newcastle this afternoon – we hope both Jonjo and Henri start and have very good games and that we win the thing – we need the 3 points.