Youngster Praises Teammates – Could Get Big Opportunity At Liverpool

We could see Mikel Merino start a game for the first time in a long while tomorrow at Liverpool if Jonjo Shelvey is not fit to play.

Mikel has been suffering from a back injury, but he is now fully recovered from the injury he picked up last October.

Mikel is a favorite both amongst the fans and players alike, and he has settled in very quickly at Newcastle for a player who is still only 21-years-old.

Mikel Merino – could get opportunity at Liverpool

Mikel has been interviewed today, and he started by talking about his teammates:

“It’s great to have these team-mates.”

“You’re always good with your team-mates, it doesn’t matter about the nationality, but it’s normal that with your team-mates from the same country that you’re even closer.”

“They’re brilliant guys. I always have a good time with them in training and, for example on New Year’s Eve.”

“It brings us closer. I’m enjoying my time with them.”

“I have not found a really good Spanish restaurant yet, but I’m trying to find it.”

“I ask my mother, every time she comes to Newcastle, to bring some food, some jam or things like that.”

“The food here is not that bad!”

“This league is like this. There are a lot of teams in the bottom,”

“You win two games and you are up, you lose two games and you are down. We know it. We have to be focused on our goal.”

“We have to play each match like it’s the last and give 100%. We know that’s the way to win matches.”

“You can give 100% and lose the match. That’s football.” “It’s not a maths exam. You cannot predict what’s going to happen.”

“If you give your 100%, then I’m sure at the end of the season we will be in a good position.”

Rafa will give his press conference today at 12 noon – a little earlier than usual.

We should know then know the status of Jonjo Shelvey and Dwight Gayle for tomorrow’s game.

After tomorrow we have a home game against Southampton the following Saturday and then have a full three weeks off.

One in eight fans think we can win this game tomorrow.

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4 comments so far

  • Veltman

    Mar 2, 2018 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #1

    The thing is,there is nothing to get excited about.Results refuse to go our way.Every time i see the points and how close we are to the drop,my heart starts beating and my happiness disappear suddenly.If we had beaten Bournmouth,I think we would have been 95% safe.How did they throw away a two goal lead is still a mystery to me.And now we face Liverpool at a bad time,who are in a red hot form.When do we make things easy for ourselves?
    I cannot remember the last time handling matters in our hands and make things easy?

  • Tsunki

    Mar 2, 2018 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #2

    Of course it’s in our hands. We were supposed to just minimise the loss against Liverpool and man utd. I think those games were in our own hands.

  • Jib

    Mar 2, 2018 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #3

    Liverpool play Porto on Tuesday
    Under normal conditions Klopp
    would be a bit circumspect with
    his selection against us on Saturday.
    However because they smacked the
    Portuguese 5 – 0 away they can pick
    who they want with the added worry
    that they’ll play out of their skins
    wanting to get selected for one of
    Anfields famous European nights

  • VanToonMan

    Mar 2, 2018 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #4

    I’m still devastated that we threw away that 2 goal lead. A 31 points tally at this stage would have been more than expected (no one would have expected a full 6 from the Man Utd and Bournemouth fixtures) – however, it is not to be.

    But 4 points in those last 2 fixtures are still a good return and more than a lot of us would have expected. I am sure I am right in saying that most of us expected a draw or a loss against Man U and away to Bournemouth – so effectively anything from – 0 to 2 points.

    I still believe we can stay up but do NOT want us to leave it to the last day of the season. We are on 29 points. It’s pretty simple – we HAVE to win our home games against Southampton, Huddersfield and WBA.

    We do that – we are on 38 – with 2 points to get from another 5 games to get to the safe 40 point mark (I am not even counting our games away to liverpool and tottenham as I see them as write offs).

    So win our 3 home games and then it’s about finding 2 points from: away to leicester/watford/everton or home to arsenal/chelsea.

    Does nobody believe we can do that?


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