New signing Kenedy has given a press conference today at the Benton training grounds and one reason he says he wanted to come to Newcastle was that Rafa Benitez is the manager.
He has said all the right things and that before coming to Tyneside he had talked to Rafa and the manager was excellent; he thinks he can learn a lot from the world-class coach.
With two days to go in the transfer window, Kenedy is so far the only players signed although we are making a late move for Daniel Sturridge on loan from Liverpool although West Brom are also after the striker.
Let’s hope Daniel doesn’t prefer playing at West Brom rather than Newcastle – that would be hard to take – but it’s possible nonetheless.
Kenedy – at his press confernce today
Kenedy can give us a great outlet on the left with his skill and speed.
This is some of what the Brazilian said during the press conference:
“The city is beautiful, the club is wonderful and I am really happy to be part of the club.”
“It’s been really good. The coach will decide where I will play, but I am enjoying it and I will do my best for the team.”
“It was a nice experience to sign.” “It’s a big team and it’s really good to be part of it and I will do my best.”
“I am here to give my soul to the team and to be happy.” “I will do my best on the field and I hope I can help my colleagues to get the team out of this situation.”
“I will do my best because it’s a big opportunity.” “I want to grab this opportunity and all that comes with it.”
“Rafa is an excellent coach and I think he will help me a lot.”
“I intend to learn a lot at this club. He was excellent when I talked to him before coming here and I think he will help me a lot.”
Kenedy is likely to make his debut at St. James’ Park on Wednesday night and it’s likely he will start the game on the bench since he’s a little short of match practice.
He’ll get all the support he needs from the Newcastle fans during his stay.
What do you think?