Newcastle on loan winger Kenedy has given an extensive interview in the November edition of the FourFourTwo magazine.
And one of the things he has talked about are his tiny socks and shin pads, and it’s something that makes the Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez laugh every time he sees them.
Kenedy hasn’t made a great start to the season and Newcastle have also been in a slump with only 2 points from our first 7 league games.
But we hope there is much better to come from Newcastle and from Kenedy himself, as the season progresses and it still has a long way to go.
Kenedy – with small socks – in action at Cardiff City
This is what Kenedy has said about his mini-socks:
“I like them! It’s as if I’m wearing normal socks, you know?”
“They make me feel lighter and are so comfortable. On the pitch, I almost feel like I’m levitating. But other people do find it weird, I admit. None of them realise it’s their socks that are a bit weird, not mine!
“My team-mates often look at me and can’t believe how I wear them. I do worry about injuries, but I wouldn’t say it’s more dangerous because of my tiny socks.”
“Rafa’s never said anything about that – he just looks at the socks and laughs.”
“It’s always difficult for any player not playing every week, that’s for sure, and I’m no different.”
“I was living the dream when I arrived at Chelsea, you know? A youngster coming over from Brazil and getting to play in some huge stadiums with so many great players on my team, not to mention the opposition.”
“In the first year I learned a lot about English football, on and off the pitch.”
“As for the future, I have a contract at Chelsea and it would be nice to get another opportunity there, but for now I prefer to enjoy the moment.”
“I’m happy at Newcastle and can only promise to give my best here. Then we’ll see what happens.”
Kenedy played 13 times for us last season and has so far played 7 games this season for a total of 20 appearances so far for Newcastle.
Depending on how the 22-year-old plays this season could decide if Rafa tries to sign him permanently next summer.