Jamaal Lascelles has turned out to be a very good captain for Newcastle and he has taken that responsibility as a young and fairly inexperienced player.
But he has done very well in both his role as the captain and his role as the anchor at the center of Newcastle’s resilient defense.
What a signing this lad has been from Nottingham Forest.
Jamaal Lascelles – impressive Newcastle captain
Jamaal has an excellent relationship with manager Rafa Benitez and this young 23 year-old can be some player for Newcastle in a couple of years time, when we could even be challenging near the top of the Premier League.
That’s the hope in any case.
Newcastle have won their last 9 games in a row but Jamaal – like his boss – is only interested in winning the game today and not about setting any records.
This is what he has said in the Chronicle:
“We don’t see it as nine in a row.” “We just see it as ‘we need to get ready for the next game’.” “We don’t look at the teams around us. We can’t affect that.”
“We’re going to train as we normally do. We’re very professional. We look forward to training. By game day, we’ve got our game heads on. Everyone’s raring to go.”
A huge majority of Geordie fans expect us to win this game today – but we don’t think it’s going to be easy.