Slovakian International goalkeeper Martin Dubravka arrived on Wednesday night and in his first interview, he said he would work hard and do his best to become Newcastle’s new number one goalkeeper.
Martin speaks good English so that will not be a problem for him.
Karl Darlow has reacted in exactly the right way by saying he will try to rise to the competition and keep his place in goal.
Rafa is keen on having competition in every position on the Newcastle team because it does make players play at their best if they are to keep their places.
Rafa has been after the Slovakian goalkeeper since early December, and he finally got his man.
And as usual, Rafa seems to have brought in a player who wants to be at Newcastle and vows to work hard in training to improve his game.
Karl Darlow – the unfortunate Burnley equalizer
England Under-21 international Freddie Woodman was finally allowed to go out on loan after being very patient this season and Freddie will join Aberdeen.
Celtic came in late for him, but it seems that Freddie kept his word to Aberdeen that he would join them – good for him.
This is what Darlow has said about Dubravka’s arrival, and then he talked about Kenedy’s display on his debut:
“We were aware that another goalkeeper was coming in because Freddie needs to get out on loan.”
“It’s just good competition. It’s the same again. We just keep battling away and see what the manager thinks about it.”
“I see it as competition, that’s what it is, and I’ll try to rise to it and see how I can perform.”
“Definitely the signings give us a buzz. The fans are desperate to see new players, new faces come in to improve the squad.”
“What’s happened on deadline day off the field is only good for the club, the squad and the players.”
“Kenedy played brilliantly against Burnley and that’s just the start of where we need to be and where we need to carry on going.
“Kenedy is obviously very good on the ball, very composed, good pace and a great left foot too. You saw a lot of crosses, delivered with a lot of quality, on his debut.
“Hopefully he will be a good addition and will help us stay in the league.”
“We created so many chances and played so well that we deserved the three points.”
“But if we carry on performing like that until the end of the season, we know we’ll be good enough to avoid relegation.”
“So it was positive, but on the negative side we dropped two points when we should have taken all three.”
We threw two points away on Wednesday night, but we can make up for that with a win at Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Newcastle need to get some wins on the board if we are to avoid relegation this season.
The last time we won in the league was on New Years Day when we beat Stoke 1-0 away.