Jonjo Shelvey has been interviewed in the Chronicle, and he comes across positive about everything Newcastle.
Jonjo is glad to be playing in the Premier League again, and one of the biggest figures we have is to play Manchester United at Old Trafford.
But we probably have a better chance of winning at home against The Red Devils – that comes later in the season – 10th February to be exact so there are 3 points for us.
Shelvey was one of our best players last season but was suspended over the Christmas period, and we missed his creativity – let’s hope he is available for every one of our 11 games through January 1st.
Jonjo Shelvey – at Brighton this season
Ths is some of what Jonjo has said in the Chronicle and he’s looking forward to Saturday’s game:
“It’s just good to know – no disrespect to teams in the Championship – that you’ve got teams like Man United and Man City, and the Liverpools, Arsenals and Chelseas, coming to St James’ Park to play football,
“That’s the way this club’s been for so many years. I think last year was more of a case of trying to get the job done as quick as possible so we could build for this season.
“There’s no bigger game than Man United away at Old Trafford, after all.”
“Obviously, we’ve got a difficult Christmas period coming up, but I’m sure that we’ll be all right. I think we’ve started well enough to make sure we stay up in this league.”
“That’s the big difference between the Championship and the Premier League. You make one mistake, and you’re punished for it.”
“Whereas in the Championship, you can probably get away with it three or four times.”
“In this league, there’s no getting away with it, so it’s just a matter of trying to rectify those mistakes and being more clinical in front of goal.”
“I think people should remember how well we’ve actually done this season. We’re sitting in 11th place and we’re a newly promoted team.”
“There’s a lot of expectation, which comes with this football club, but I think we’ve done very well so far to be five points clear of the relegation zone.”
Jonjo arrived at Newcastle from Swansea almost two years ago on a five and a half year deal for £12M.
He has played 69 games with 5 goals since that time and has played 7 times for the first team this season.