This Player Can Be Key During Newcastle’s Run In

Siem de Jong has had a bad time of things since he arrived at Newcastle from Ajax for £6M in June of 2014 and he hasn’t played too many times for the first team.

In fact he has 25 total appearances with two goals for the Newcastle first team, but it looks like Rafa Benitez has quickly picked this player out as having the experience and skills that can make a difference for Newcastle in the final eight games of the season.

siem de jong scores first newcastle goal

Siem de Jong – can be vital for Newcastle

Rafa talked to BBC Newcastle recently and Siem de Jong was brought up during the interview.

This is what the Newcastle manager said about the six times capped Dutch International:

“For sure because he is a good player, he has quality and experience.”

“At this time, you need experience, you need people that can understand the game and they can play the game under pressure.”

“That is the most difficult thing, to play the game under pressure.” “Some players are good players but struggle under pressure, but he will be important for the rest of the season.”

“Siem de Jong knows what to do with the ball on the pitch.”

“He’s not scared to receive the ball and try to do things; it’s really important for the young players and for everyone, because you know that you can give the ball to him and he will try his best, but he will do it well.”

“Some people maybe they know how to take possession, but they are so anxious they will make mistakes.”

“So to manage the pressure is important now, and the people with experience and then playing well on the pitch is good.”

Rafa has brought Siem on during his first two games in charge of Newcastle in the second half as a substitute and the Dutchman has looked good.

So Siem could even get a few starts for us before the end of the season, maybe in that number 10 role that Rafa likes to use in his 4-2-3-1 formation.

And Siem can put the ball in the back of the net too.

It would be some story if Siem plays well and helps save us from relegation this season.

We need some players to step up to the plate and save us from relegation and then our future looks bright indeed.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Mar 27, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #1

    I think Siem will be immense if he can stay fit, what he lacks in pace is more than makes up for in intelligent play, and will hopefully link up forward play for us as well as scoring a couple of goals.

  • beermonkey

    Mar 27, 2016 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #2


    really hope ur right i was quite excited when we signed been a bit unlucky with injuries

    i know were near top of the injury league but if we take away the serial injured players like marveax taylor dejong hadiara and any1 else that seems to miss half a season every season where would we be in the table

  • Tsunki

    Mar 28, 2016 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Jeff, his multiple ‘friends’ and the axis of wums Out!

  • Tsunki

    Mar 28, 2016 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #4

    I have yet to see evidence he will ever be a full game man again, but I remember the SDJ who was a thinking player, planned his next move as he received the ball, knew where to be and where others were. I’d like him to start showing up please.

  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 28, 2016 at 12:53 AM

    Comment #5

    Been busy all day -just checked in to see that Jib “It’s not me governor” Jibberish – has be getting a right royal shafting.
    Not just caught with his pants down – down around his ankles.
    Interesting Jib that you have never challenged the many references I’vemade about you being a lecturer – not one challenge – not even a what the hell are you talking about challenge.
    Now that you deny any form of educational position and were challeged about it you have gone into melt down when you realised you had been caught out telling poky pies.
    You are floundering around like a beached whale -and lashing out in all directions.
    I wish I had appeared earlier to participate in the right royal shafting. Damn.
    Gaffemeister supreme.

  • AncientC

    Mar 28, 2016 at 3:45 AM

    Comment #6
  • jimmysmith

    Mar 28, 2016 at 4:20 AM

    Comment #7

    Fully expect De Jong, Cisse, Tiote and Colo to figure prominently, with Perez, Mitro, Shelvey and Lascelles to make way. Haidarra and Janmaat also important players, that we need to get fit and playing.


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