Kenedy “The city is beautiful, the club is wonderful. I’m really happy to be part of it”
Kenedy has met the assembled north east media on Monday afternoon.
On loan until the end of the season, the 21 year old says that he is open to the possibility of staying at Newcastle beyond this season.
Saying all the right things about the club and city, the left sided player says that he is desperate to get the chance to play against Burnley on Wednesday night.
He was man of the match for Chelsea against Norwich less than two weeks ago and will have a week’s training with his Newcastle team-mates behind him, so there should be no issues with match fitness.
With the Magpies crying out for pace and an extra spark, it would be surprising if Rafa doesn’t find a place for him.
Kenedy describes the loan move as ‘a big opportunity’ and even if he heads back to Chelsea, nobody will complain if in these next 14 matches he helps guide Newcastle to safety.
Of course, it is really 13 matches for the Brazilian, and it will be a strange experience for him if he has to watch on when Newcastle play Chelsea on 13 May in their final game of the season with the relegation issue still not sorted.
“I want to play (against Burnley) but it’s the decision of the coach. I will have to wait for the decision by my desire is to play.
“We are all united. It is like a family. I feel very welcome here.
“My mind is with Newcastle.
“I will do my best and afterwards, we will see if I will stay or go back (to Chelsea).
“At the moment, my head is here.
“It’s a big opportunity. I would like to grab this opportunity and all that comes with it.
“It’s a big team. I will do my best and I’m here to give my soul to the team and to be happy.
“The welcome was really good. The manager will decide when I will play but I’m enjoying it and I will do my best for the team.
“I know Christian Atsu from Chelsea. He speaks Portuguese and he was really important in making a connection with the club. He is a good friend.
“The city is beautiful, the club is wonderful. I’m really happy to be part of it.”
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