Mo Diame worked really well with Jonjo Shelvey and made Newcastle look a very good team as they won the midfield battle yesterday with Manchester United.
Jonjo had a particularly good game and he’s such a great player when he’s in form and controls himself on the pitch – like he did yesterday.
If Rafa does sell Jonjo this summer – this game will have raised his value in the transfer market because against Man United yesterday he was dominant in midfield.
A really fantastic performance from the former Liverpool player.
But he has to keep it up.
Mo Diame in possession against Paul Pogba yesterday – £4.5M vs £90M
Mo played in defensive midfield and has looked an excellent player for us in over two months now.
There’s just no comparison with the way he is playing now and how he has looked before this.
Mo was really buzzing after the game yesterday as he said this – as reported in the Shields Gazette:
“It’s a very good feeling – unbelievable,”
“It’s the kind of game that when you win it, with this atmosphere, the fans, the pressure we had before the game with the Huddersfield result.”
“It’s just amazing.”
“We’ve done brilliantly today. “The team worked so hard. We were in front of the goal, stopping every single ball.”
“It was a big battle, but we’re so pleased with this result.”
Other players who were outstanding for us yesterday were Dubravka, Lejeune, Lascelles, and of course Shelvey and Diame.
But it’s unfair to pick those players out in what was a demonstration of brilliant team play from Newcastle yesterday.
It had everything – guts, glory, passion, and skill.
What a game – what a team.