Joselu makes it 7 birthdays 7 different clubs
Joselu is celebrating his 28th birthday today.
The Spanish striker hasn’t had much to celebrate in terms of games recently but despite that he says he is still very happy at St James Park and understands the situation.
Starting 17 Premier League matches before the turn of the year, since then Joselu has only started away at Man City and then Burnley at home when a soft penalty was saved.
Many Newcastle fans would maybe say that this is a more fitting role for the former Stoke reserve, Joselu having come off the bench in the Southampton and Man Utd matches to help see the games out to a win.
The forward is full of praise for Rafa Benitez and compares him favourably to those he has had before…:’I have had a lot of managers in my career and it’s very important to have a good manager, a good coach, who talks with everyone when the players play or don’t play – he [Rafa] stays and talks with us, which is very important.’
To be fair, Joselu has had plenty of managers so he should know what is talking about.
This is the seventh year in a row where he has had a different manager [and club] on each birthday…
28 Newcastle United
27 Deportivo La Coruna
25 Hannover 96
24 Eintracht Frankfurt
22 Real Madrid
As a third or fourth choice striker at Newcastle there is no reason why Joselu can’t at last make it two birthdays in a row at the same club.
“We have a lot of players…we have a very good team. All of the players are in a good moment, me as well.
“Now I have to be ready to play and try to score more goals to help the team to win games. That is it.
“Some weekends some players play, and others, it is other players.
“The Premier League is long and we have a very good squad, very good guys.
“We understand everything and the manager has a good word with us – the manager cannot put 22 players in the starting eleven but all the players are ready.
“I have had a lot of managers in my career and it’s very important to have a good manager, a good coach, who talks with everyone when the players play or don’t play – he [Rafa] stays and talks with us, which is very important.
“When you win, everything is good, and we try to keep going and stay like this.
“The Premier League is so difficult,one week it [gap to relegation zone] is five points, another it’s one point.
“We need to win, especially home games, we need to win again.
“If we win our home games, we won’t have any problems staying in the Premier League.”
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