Jamaal Lascelles had another powerful game in the center of Newcastle’s defense on Saturday in the crucial 1-0 win over fellow relegation strugglers Huddersfield Town.
It was a late goal after 80 minutes scored by Ayoze Perez that gave us the win.
And the lads did really well to keep going in the second half after missing several good chances in the first half when we dominated the game.
The players as a whole are becoming more experienced as the season goes on.
Jamaal Lascelles was delighted with the win, and he will treat every remaining game as a CupFfinal and wants all 3 points in every game.
That sounds good.
Jamaal Lascelles – applauding supporters
This is what he has said in the local papers:
“A massive win, I thought the break might affect us but it didn’t. We were on the front foot from the start.”
“I thought it could have been four or five and they didn’t really threaten us.”
“We kept our patience and the goal eventually came.”
“I’m really pleased with the boys.”
“Huddersfield came for a draw but we wanted nothing less than three points.”
“We were hungry, passionate and that has led us to creep up the table a little further.”
“Martin has been fantastic in goal, the back four have been solid.”
“The two center-mids have really stepped up – Jonjo and Mo, they are pretty much running the games for us now.”
“Nice to get Slimani on the pitch, he was a handful, probably his presence in the box created room for Ayoze to score the winner.”
“I don’t think there is any time to relax.”
“Even if we were already safe I would still want to win every single game we play.”
“Every single game should be a cup final, that is my mentality.’”
This lad has leadership flowing in his veins.
He is a born leader and when you combine that with his vast potential and the future coaching of Rafa Benitez, Jamaal should have a stellar career ahead of him at Newcastle United.
He was a risky appointment as the captain by Rafa almost two years ago but we now see why Rafa made him the captain.
Rafael and Jamaal also seem to think the same way.