Newcastle are lucky to have a player like Mikel Merino on the books, and he also seems to be just a smashing lad.
And he seems to like the beaches close to Newcastle even though he admits it can be a little bit cold in Newcastle – although of course, he has never yet been through a Newcastle winter.
Mikel is a confident and determined young man and because of his temperament, character, enthusiasm, and passion – he is almost assured of an excellent career in football – hopefully at Newcastle.
There’s a lot of discussion going on about what the players have to do, what Rafa has to do, and what Mike Ashley has to do to right the floundering Newcastle ship.
Mikel Merino – explains what players have to do
But from the players’ point of view, Mikel hits the nail on the head with these few sentences: as reported in the Chronicle:
“We have another match. We’re all together and we will carry on.” “It’s hard sometimes. Football’s about momentum.”
“You will have good periods of momentum and bad periods. “Now we’re in a difficult period, but we have to carry on, and I’m sure the moment we win one match, then a lot more will follow.”
“We have another chance to be ourselves, and we will do our best to win this match.”
The good news is that Newcastle have all 26 first team squad members available to play against Everton on Wednesday night at St. James’ Park.
There are no injuries which is very unusual for the Magpies – but also good.
Maybe our captain Jamaal Lascelles can return to help steady the ship against Everton?
A win in that game against what is now a good side under Sam Allardyce would be a tremendous win and raise the spirits of everybody on Tyneside.
We need that next win as soon as possible.
What do you think?