Mo Diame was our Man of the Match against Huddersfield as our two midfield players Mo and Jonjo Shelvey ran the show last weekend.
But Mo had to go off with what looked like a foot injury, but when he ran off the field, we thought maybe it’s not that bad.
The Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle are still awaiting news on his condition and whether he will be OK for our next test – at Leicester City on Saturday.
Isaac Hayden or Mikel Merino will deputize for him on Saturday if he cannot make it – but we would expect him to be OK.
Mo Diame – in action against Huddersfield
This is what Mo has said as reported in Chronicle Live today:
“Everything is alright at the moment.”
“We just need to keep going, as I have said before, it is important to finish as high as possible and then have a different target next season.”
“We don’t want to be fighting relegation all the time.”
“We are now on a good run, we go to Leicester with a lot of confidence.
“We’ll try to win there too.”
Two years ago we got 12 points from our final six games, and Rafa will want to achieve that (at least) this season.
Finishing as high up the league as possible is vital for at least two reasons.
One is to get as much money from the Premier League as possible so Rafa can use it for transfer funds this summer,
And the higher up we finish the easier it will be to attract (very) good players.