One of the few successes of this season, Daryl Janmaat says that he enjoys living in the north east now, but at first he found the grey days hard to deal with.
Referring to the weather, though it is equally apt if you apply it to what has happened on the pitch, the Dutch international says that he asked himself ‘What am I doing here?’.
Something which many Newcastle fans have been saying to themselves when turning up to St. James’ Park for however long.
Considering that Janmaat hit the ground running and has been United’s best and most consistent player, the fact he found it so difficult early on will be a surprise to supporters,
However, the player’s stupid sending off against Leicester and some recent uninspired performances suggest he has been dragged down to the level of his teammates and the club overall.
In an interview with Dutch media organisation Omroep West, Daryl Janmaat was interviewed at his north east home, before the match at Leicester, and had this to say:
“When I first came here, I thought ‘What am I doing here?’, it was all so grey.
“My home is twenty minutes away from the stadium and I’m now used to it and even enjoy living there.”
“If I think about it now, I would like to return to Feyenoord and ADO (Den Haag) if I did return to the Eredivisie.
“We will just have to see how fit I am because I am still very young.”