Jamaal Lascelles has come to the forefront over the last two weeks at Newcastle because of two things – his leadership abilities as well as his performances on the field.
He spoke up in the dressing room after the 3-1 disgrace at Southampton and since then he has played two very good games alongside Chancel Mbemba in central defense for the team.
Jamaal Lascelles – I like bossing players around
It seems as though Jamaal has taken it upon himself to ensure players are doing their jobs both on and off the field – so good for him – and remember he’s just 22.
This is what Jamaal has said:
“I just try and do my best for the team, I keep trying my hardest and that’s all I can do.”
“I like to communicate to others and boss people about, because I think that’s what we’ve lacked and that’s what we’ve needed.”
“I’m there to boss people about, to make sure everyone’s doing their jobs and keep on at everybody, and I think it’s working. Having that fight and passion counts for a lot.”
“The situation we’re in isn’t nice, but these last two results give us a confidence boost and put us on the front foot.”
“The organisation and communication throughout the team now is so much better than it has been, and that’s vital.”
“We need to remember where we are and what we still have to do, so we’ve just got to keep our heads screwed on.”
Yes – we are all for that – to keep our heads screwed on – sometimes that’s difficult when you support Newcastle.
We need to get wins in the last four games – as many as possible – starting at Liverpool on Saturday if we are to survive the drop.