Jonjo Shelvey claims that his working class background growing up in a council house in London, means that he identifies with the people he is lucky enough to play in front of.

The Newcastle midfielder is responding to claims that he has a bad attitude, with some Swansea fans in particular claiming they were glad to see the back of him as he didn’t try in some games.

Answering the accusations about his attitude, Shelvey says that he has been the victim of the media and of those that blindly believe what they read.

The new signing saying that he will prove to Newcastle fans just how wide of the mark the accusations are and that his main aim is to show the supporters that he is the right person for United.

Jonjo Shelvey:

“What hasn’t helped me in the past, is some people reporting things and a lot of people just believe what is written.

“I don’t see myself with a bad attitude and I will show this myself to the Newcastle fans. I hope that the comments will stop about a bad attitude.

“My number one goal is to show the Newcastle fans that I’m the right person for the club.

“It is a pleasure for any player that they want to come and see us, they (Newcastle fans) work all hours of the week to pay for their tickets for the game and the only way you can repay them is by doing it on the pitch.

“I’m from a working class background and I lived in a council house my whole life – I feel that I can fit in here and that I can be the right player for the club.”

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