As we reported earlier today it appears that Jonjo Shelvey took the axe quite well on Saturday although he said he was surprised and frustrated at not starting against his former side.
But Jonjo stressed it was all about the team and trying to save Newcastle from relegation and not about any one individual player.
Jonjo Shelvey – fans have been superb
Jonjo is also hoping to start the game tomorrow night against an in-form Manchester City side – and maybe be reinstated as captain but at Rafa’s press conference just concluded today the manager admitted he had not decided on the starting line-up and who would be the captain.
But if being given the captaincy inspires Moussa Sissoko to play at his best then maybe Rafa should keep the Frenchman as captain through the end of the season since it looks like Coloccini will find it difficult to return from that calf injury.
This is what Shelvey has said today about tomorrow night:
“This place will be bouncing,” “We’re all going home now with real belief, and fingers crossed they’ll stick with us.”
“The fans have been superb. You go over to them at the end of a game, and not one of them are giving you bad signs.”
“They’ve been clapping us off the pitch when, to be honest, we haven’t deserved that. It’s nice and it’s so nice to give them a win.”
Most fans think we will lose the game tomorrow night.