The Shields Gazette has a good exclusive interview today with Newcastle right-back Daryl Janmaat, who famously smashed his hand again the dressing room at half time at Southampton last season in sheer frustration.
Some of us thought Daryl would probably try to move away from Newcastle but it looks like he will stay and help us get back to the Premier League.
The rumors before Rafa came in during March was that he had told his agent to get him out of the club at the end of the season.
Daryl Janmaat after scoring against KSC Lokeren
If he does stay that will not go unnoticed by Newcastle fans, that he is willing to commit to Newcastle even though we are down in the Championship this season.
This is what the 27 year-old has said in the Shields Gazette today:
“We had a good few games, and I think everybody’s ready for the new season. “I think it’s really positive.” “Everybody is happy at the club.”
“That’s good. We need positivity. It’s a new start now, and we have to make sure we do our jobs.”
“I think it’s a positive thing that Rafa stayed,” “I think he’s a big part of the future of the club. He knows what he’s doing.”
“He’s a big manager with a lot of success with other teams. That’s a good thing for the club.”
“I think a good start is massive. We have to try to win there (Fulham) and get a positive feeling. From there, we will have to build.”
“We’re looking forward now,” “I will give everything for Newcastle.”
Maybe Daryl is looking beyond next May when Newcastle could potentially become a force to be reckoned with in the Premier League.
It’s just a pity that a few other players didn’t commit to stay on Tyneside, but as Rafa has said again yesterday; he only wants players this season who want to stay at the club.
And Daryl can be an important member of the squad this season since he’s also a versatile player who can also play on the right wing and also at center-back.
Those comments reflect very well on Daryl Janmaat.