Alan Shearer interviewed Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles for the BBC’s “The Premier League Show.”
And Alan likes what he heard from the young Newcastle captain who is a born leader with a determination to improve his game which can only help him in his future career.
Jamaal gets on very well with manager Rafa Benitez because they seem to have the same very high standards and believe in hard work on the training pitch and during games.
Rafa had told Jamaal to keep an eye on the players during the training sessions to ensure they are giving 100%.
And we had an altercation between Jamaal and Mo Diame several weeks ago which ended up with Jonjo Shelvey – the innocent bystander in this particular case – breaking a finger.
Jamaal Lascelles – Newcastle’s no-nonsense captain
Jamaal told Alan Shearer this during his BBC interview:
“I just didn’t like what I saw,”
“I don’t care who I upset. If we fall out, we fall out. If it comes to blows, it comes to blows.”
“I’ve got to do my job and that’s why I wear the armband.”
“I guess I can be a bit hands on but I’m still learning.”
“I’m only 23 I’ve got a long way to go in that sense.”
After the incident, when Rafa was talking to the press he mentioned these things tend to happen in training and that he has seen a lot worse.
The players made up and of course, all is well back in the Newcastle dressing room.
But Jamaal is still doubtful for the game at Manchester United a week tomorrow after he had to come off in the second half against Bournemouth suffering from an ankle injury.
The ankle is still swollen so it’s hard to identify the exact damage but it’s doubtful he will be ready in time for the game at Old Trafford.