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Siem De Jong ‘Hopefully We Can Get Better In The Coming Weeks’

7 years ago

Siem De Jong has told fans not to worry about the lack of goals and form and said, ‘Hopefully we can get better in the coming weeks’.

Not the most resounding reassurance for supporters but his explanation about new players needing time is an obvious one.

Sadly, Newcastle United don’t really have time.

Everybody was talking pre-season about Newcastle having an ‘easy’ start to the season with the exception of Manchester City on the opening day, but only two points from three fixtures which yielded six points last season, tells its own stories.

With Newcastle’s squad shrunk to minute proportions in recent seasons by Mike Ashley, it has left a ridiculous situation whereby half a new team has had to be recruited and expected to hit the ground running, with Janmaat, Colback, Riviere, Cabella and De Jong all first team players instantly.

De Jong highlights Newcastle’s really acute problem, as not only have we half a new team expected to fit straight in, but four of those five first team players are the ones who are expected to create and score pretty much all of the goals.

So let’s all join Siem De Jong in hoping things get better as players adapt….

“It is always a little difficult at the start of the new season when you fit new players in.

“You have to get used to each other, hopefully we can get better in the coming weeks.

“I think that you saw in the friendlies we still have to adapt to each other a little bit, get to know each other a little better.

“Friendly games are different to the Premier League of course but I think we have players who can score…”

“We shouldn’t be talking about it all the time, if you talk about not scoring all the time then it gets into your head.

“Everyone wants to score, especially the attacking players.

“We shouldn’t worry about this too much, Manu (Riviere) and Cabella are also new, they also need a little bit of time.”


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