We cannot quite believe how well Mo Diame has been playing for Newcastle this year.
But Mohamed has shown his strong character by getting super fit using a personal trainer, and he has been outstanding as Newcastle’s holding midfielder, and he’s also shown tremendous skills.
It’s not many players who can chip a ball over a player and trap it nicely when it comes down before spraying the ball out to the wing.
But we’ve seen Mo this year do that more than once.
What a show-off.
Mo Diame – another great game yesterday – worked his socks off
The former Senegal International continued to play well yesterday alongside his central midfield partner Jonjo Shelvey.
Mo is our Man of the Match with 46% of the vote followed by Jonjo with 22%.
Both midfielders have been working well together, and it’s just one reason why Newcastle have been playing so well recently, and in fact since the turn of the year.
Ayoze Perez scored his third goal in as many games – this time a beautiful, instinctive chip past the goalkeeper from an accurate cross from Yedlin.
Ayoze is now top scorer with 6 goals this season and ended up third in our poll with 18%.
Diame’s deal runs out next year, but surely Rafa will offer him a new deal in the summer – we can see Mo playing well for Newcastle for a few years yet – and he’s still only 30 years-old with massive experience in the Premier League.
It’s interesting Rafa has our two most experienced Premier League players in the engine room of the Newcastle side that continues to play very well in each game.
We should be on our way once Rafa is signed up to a long-term deal to stay on Tyneside.
Over the summer – hopefully.