One of the big disappointments so far this season has been the form of Mohammed Diame, but there’s still time for Mo to get fully fit and then start producing for Newcastle – like scoring some goals for us.
And it’s interesting that Rafa Benitez has kept the former Hull City, West Ham and Wigan player in the team playing in the number 10 role, even though he has been off form.
Mo Diame in action for Newcastle at Bristol City
That’s probably to try to get him both physically fit and match fit – and if Rafa can do that it could pay off for Newcastle.
Mo is nothing if not honest as he had this to say on nufcTV about his current form:
“When Rafa Benitez called for me, he called me for more than I am giving at the moment.”
“As I say, I am still working hard, that’s why I think I am still in the team, but need to give more offensively.”
“We are professionals, we need to adapt.” “I think we all love playing games, better than training, so happy to play every three days.”
“We rest when we have to rest.”
Mo has not been playing very well, but more games for the Senegal International and getting some of his confidence back should be enough to have him playing near the good form we know he is capable of.
We still think Mo will become a very good player for us this season and hopefully help the club get promoted straight back to the Premier League next May.
What do you think?