Daryl Janmaat has given us an expert insight into the problems at Newcastle United.
The Dutch defenders says that Watford is a big game and that Newcastle have to create more chances and score more goals.
Hopefully Steve McClaren will be reading this…
Ironically, Daryl Janmaat ended up having three decent/half-decent chances in that West Ham match, whilst his teammates hardly mustered one between them
Janmaat may have been stating the bleeding obvious but obviously the lack of goals and even more worryingly, the almost total lack of chances since the opening day of the season, is something that has to be addressed in time for Watford’s visit.
At West Ham we had the worst of both worlds, struggling to create any real chances whilst at the same time looking weak at the back, especially when the Hammers were quick on the counter-attack.
After a poor start to the season at least Daryl Janmaat was putting in the effort and showing some ambition when getting forward, something his teammates should take note of.
I would like to see Janmaat teamed up with Florian Thauvin on the right hand side with Moussa Sissoko playing through the middle.
I think that combination could go some of the way to delivering the chances and goals for ‘big game Watford’ and the matches to follow.
“It (Watford) is a big game now, it is important we get that first win and Saturday is the next opportunity to do that.
“We have to win otherwise the pressure will only continue to increase. I try to get forward when I can, but collectively we have to offer a much bigger goalscoring threat. I try to join in, but I am a defender and that has to be my main job. It is not just about the attackers when it comes to scoring goals, but as a team, we have to find a way of posing more of a threat.”
Score more goals:
“We have to score more.
“It’s all about looking forward to the next game now and we know we have to put a lot of things right, it is hard to take any positives out of what happened at West Ham.”
“In some of the earlier games, it felt as though we were making progress, but that (West Ham) was a night when it was hard to be positive about anything.
“There were times when we were trying to get men forward but it left us open at the back and that cannot happen, we didn’t create many chances and that definitely has to improve.”