Jose Enrique spent four eventful seasons at Newcastle. The Spaniard joined from Villareal in the summer of 2007 and ended up playing 129 times before departing for Liverpool in 2011.
He was part of the 2008-09 team that were relegated on the last day of the season at Aston Villa. However, Jose and many of his teammates stuck it out with Newcastle to help bring us straight back up the following season.
Jose Enrique– on the bottom of the pile after his only Newcastle goal
Newcastle are on 35 points in the 13th spot currently. A relatively comfortable place to be considering the likelihood that this season has seen it’s last games.
However, if the league does resume, the Magpies are still a couple of wins away from guaranteeing they remain in England’s top flight for next year.
The Chronicle have published some comments from our former left-back, who is hesitant to proclaim Newcastle are safe just yet:
“Well, you never know in the Premier League, I hope so (they avoid relegation).
“I hope they stay in the league when everything starts again.
“Obviously, it’s not enough until mathematically you are safe, you cannot trust anyone in football.
“Obviously, it’s good. Eight points is a good distance, but they have to keep going well when things get going again.”
Form is going to be an issue for some clubs if the league resumes. There’s never been anything like this where a season abruptly halts for months with a quarter of the games still to play.
There will be some teams that handle this situation well, but there could be others that just never find their rhythm.
Hopefully, if the league does resume, Newcastle can take care of business early on and not get dragged into a relegation scrap.