Jose Enrique is now one of the best players at the Newcastle club, and he is keen to force his way into the Spanish side.
Jose Enrique – cheer up – that 2nd Newcastle goal cannot be far away 😀
The Spanish left-back now wearing the shirt is 32 year-old Joan Capdevila, and if Jose can just keep on improving, then there’s no reason why he cannot succeed Joan in the Spanish side.
Jose told the Evening Chronicle today:
“To play for Spain now is a privilege – it’s the best team in the world.” “They won the last World Cup, of course, but I haven’t given up hope.”
“But the most important thing for me is to stay with this team in the Premier League.” “I really happy, because this team has earned the chance to play in the Premier League.”
Jose thinks he is already playing in the top football league in the world, and certainly the English Premier League is generally believed to be just that, at the moment.
“For me, it’s the best league in the world, and to play here is really, really important for me, and I’m really happy to be back in the Premier League.”
“I know this team can play well in the Premier League. We have started well, and we hope we can continue like this in the next 35 games.”
“The targets are the same as they were when we came back – to stay in the division.” “I know if I play in the Premier League, I have more chance to go with the national team.”
” It’s really important for me.”
Jose has come on in leaps and bounds at Newcastle in the last three years, since big Sam Allardyce signed him from Villareal for £6.2M in the summer of 2007.
And every season he has become a better and more complete left-back, and he was of course the Player of the Season for Newcastle in their promotion season.
Over the last three years he has to be one of the most improved players at the Tyneside club, and he is now a firm favorite with the Newcastle fans, as he has shown many times the guts and fighting spirit the Newcastle faithful love to see.
Newcastle are 8 days away from their next important PL fixture, when they entertain Blackpool at home, and Enrique is already ready for that game:
“Like us, they came into the Premier League this year, and they are fighting for the same thing – to stay in the division.”
“If we want to stay in the division, we have to beat teams like Blackpool.”
It will be a disappointment if indeed we cannot get 3 points against Blackpool, but in their games so far they look difficult to beat, and certainly shocked Wigan Athletic in that first game of the season.
But Chris Hughton and Newcastle do not under-sestimate their opponents and we think the lads will be all fired up and ready to go, in that game.