There are a number of players coming out and hinting they are going nowhere in the summer and Daryl Janmaat is one of those who have done that.
Of course they cannot all stay since Newcastle have to generate some money for Rafa to bring in some new players – although two that will very likely go are the two wingers on loan at Marseille.
Remy Cabella and Florian Thauvin are two players who don’t seem to be the type of players Rafa would be interested in keeping.
We will get about £6M for Cabella when he signs for Marseille on July 1st – and if we can just get most of our £13M back on Florian – there’s around £20M right there.
Daryl Janmaat after scoring on Sunday to make it 5-1
This is some of what Janmaat has told nufcTV.
“He did a great job,” “He’s a great manager.” “This is a big Club and it needs a big manager. That’s him and I think he has to stay.”
“Six games unbeaten and we finished with a 5-1 win against Tottenham – that’s a good finish, but it was still a disappointing season because we were relegated and now we have to start again.”
“We have to look forward now. The Club’s the most important thing at the moment and this Club needs to be in the Premier League as soon as possible.”
“The fans need success and deserve success – and hopefully in the future we get it.””We have to go forward now and come back as soon as possible in the Premier League.”
There’s no hint there that Daryl wants to leave the cub and we think that if top Internationals like Janmaat stay and Benitez is the manager, they could still be picked for their countries during the (short) time we are in the English second division.
After all Rafa will be making them into better players.
And Daryl had a good game and combined well with young Rolando Aarons for the last two goals on Sunday against Spurs when we decimated the north London side.
First of all after 85 minutes Daryl put the ball across for Rolando to pounce on it as several Spurs players were sleeping in the box and he brilliantly scored from a narrow angle.
And then within a minute the rejuvenated Aarons picked that ball up just outside our own penalty area and surged forward at speed and finally put a great ball through to Daryl, who dispatched it first time into Lloris’ bottom right-hand corner of the net.
Just like a rising tide lifts all boats – we expect Rafa Benitez to make the players at Newcastle better players next season.
That’s one of the things Rafa does.