Player Dedicated To Playing Well For Newcastle Week In, Week Out

Jamaal Lascelles has been interviewed again about his England chances, but it now seems unlikely the Newcastle captain will be able to make the England squad for the World Cup in Russia this summer.

Lascelles has had another excellent season for Newcastle, and he’s a real leader of the Newcastle team both on and off the pitch.

His partnership with Florian Lejeune is growing into a terrific twosome, and we still have Ciaran Clark who lost his place through injury earlier this year.

Jamaal has talked about his England chances but has said he concentrates on playing well for Newcastle every single week.

Jamaal Lascelles – challenging Jamie Vardy on Saturday

This is what the Derby-born player has said as reported in the Shields Gazette today:

“First and foremost, I need to keep playing well for Newcastle every week, trying to finish as high as we can.”

“Then if he decides to select me in the summer, I’d be over the moon.”

“But, again, I’m not going to let my head drop about it if it doesn’t happen, because that’s football.”

“There are other players in my position who are doing really well at their clubs, as we’ve seen by how well they’ve done in the last two friendlies.”

So it would be a nice achievement for me, but, first and foremost, I’m concentrating on doing well for Newcastle.”

We signed both Jamaal and Karl Darlow from Nottingham Forest back in the summer of 2014 for £7M, and that’s turned out to be another bargain buy for the club.

Heaven knows how much Jamaal is worth now in the transfer marker – but Rafa will not sell him.

No way.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • G

    Apr 9, 2018 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #1

    Rafa might not, but there’s a rotund chap whom may.

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 9, 2018 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #2

    If we are to ever “win something” we have to keep our best players and add to them.

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 9, 2018 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Exactly what I was thinking G.

  • G

    Apr 9, 2018 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #4

    You would have to be an absolute lunatic to sell him in this form, however, Mikey boy has form!

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 9, 2018 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #5

    G I like you am no fan of our gargantuan curry swilling owner but he’s less likely to sell than you may think. We all remember him selling Carroll and cabaye from under pardews feet but he’s never done it to Rafa. He has a history of letting his investments mature and there is still potential for the stock of lascelles to rise

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 9, 2018 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #6

    6) Benítez’s brilliance should provide an object lesson to Ashley

    After seeing his Newcastle team practically secure their Premier League survival – and, indeed, move into the top half of the table – by winning at Leicester on Saturday, Rafael Benítez described himself as a PE teacher who is happy to have young pupils who are eager to learn. His players should be grateful for such masterful tutoring. Appointing Benítez is one of the smartest moves Mike Ashley has made as the club’s owner. Driving him away would be among the most risky. Ashley shrewdly banked on Benítez staying loyal to the club this season but must know that the Spaniard will not tolerate the limited ambitions for very long. And more clubs, surely, will try to lure the Spaniard away considering the fine job he has done with such limited resources. Sooner rather than later Ashley must either sell Newcastle, give the manager more funding, or lose a key asset. Paul Doyle

  • hibbit

    Apr 9, 2018 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #7

    the only way forward is Ashley selling up and leaving the club it’s the only way we can move forward otherwise it’s always going to be 2 steps forward and 1 back, a continuous battle mixed with huge uncertainty of Ashley’s next move

  • Ozzy

    Apr 9, 2018 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #8

    We are 7th best defense in the league and only on 13th place in terms of offence.
    Imagine how high we could have been if we had a decent striker, instead of Joselu and Gayle.

  • ArtyH

    Apr 9, 2018 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #9

    IMHO it all proves how valuable an asset Rafa is, he is the heartbeat of the club, without him it would revert back to a shambles. Our only hope is a takeover sooner than later, the fat one has burned too may bridges to ever be forgiven!


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