Tim Krul says he is ‘really excited’ for the upcoming matches and believes Newcastle can be ‘right up there with the top teams in no time’, if they put a run of form together similar to that in November.
The United keeper has pointed to the performance at Chelsea and especially midfield trio Colback, Anita and Cabella.
The original assessment was that De Jong would be back around now, but Newcastle United have given next to no information on the midfielder in recent times, and he hasn’t even taken part in any friendly matches as yet.
“He (Siem De Jong) is a little bit like Fabregas, he can get on the ball and make things happen. He has also got goals in him and we need that.
“If you create four or five chances like at Chelsea, then you have to be sticking at least one of them away.”
Tight Premier League;
“I was really impressed with Cabella, Colback and Anita in midfield, I am really excited for the games to come.
“I’d strongly disagree with anyone who was saying there’s not much to play for, the Premier League’s so tight that if we go on one of those runs like we went on in November, we can be right up there with the top teams in no time.”
When Alan Pardew walked, United were 5 points off sixth place and 7 points off fourth, that has now grown to 7 and 10 respectively.
With a manager/head coach appointed and a couple of quality players bought, I have every belief that United would stand a chance of getting up towards that top six as Krul suggests.
However, with the club currently floating aimlessly along with no new players or manager/head coach, it is looking yet another wasted season.