Jamie Redknapp loving it at Newcastle United ‘It is going to be so exciting’
Jamie Redknapp is at St James Park today.
The former Tottenham player working for Sky Sports.
However, the focus from Jamie Redknapp (and everybody else) isn’t on Spurs, it is all about Newcastle United.
The Sky Sports man warns that making sure relegation is avoided is the immediate priority and no Newcastle fan would disagree, however, he also thinks that playing Spurs at home isn’t a bad game to try and get this new NUFC owners era off to the best possible start.
Before scrambling a 2-1 home win over Villa in their last Premier League game, Tottenham lost the previous three, conceding three goals in each of them.
Jamie Redknapp does though go on to say ‘But I think that long-term…the excitement levels are huge.’
He also warns caution on transfer expectations (***No NUFC fan seriously thinks we are going to even try, never mind sign Mbappe level players in January!) but does say January is a ‘huge’ transfer window for the club.
Personally, I think that when you consider on 1 January 2022 Newcastle United play their 21st PL game of the season, it is realistically down to the existing squad of players (hopefully with a new manager very soon!) to ensure there are no real relegation fears this season. Including today though, 14 more games before we can have any new signings in the team.
Summing up though the prospects longer-term for Newcastle United, Jamie Redknapp declares ‘it is going to be so exciting.’
Jamie Redknapp talking on Sky Sports from St James Park about Newcastle United takeover – Sunday 17 October 2021:
“I don’t want to be a party pooper but right now, they [Newcastle United] have to make sure they stay in the Premier League.
“They have a huge window coming up in January because when you look at some of the names there, you look at the likes of Shearer and of course the boys in front of us now (David Ginola and Kieron Dyer), Gary Speed, they had some incredible players.
“This team right now is in a relegation fight.
“Make no mistake about it…and you can’t change that.
“The passion will be here today but it is still up to the players to try and get a result against Tottenham.
“Can they do it? Of course they can!
“Playing Tottenham now is not a bad…it is a big opportunity for the [Newcastle] team.
“But I think that long-term…the excitement levels are huge.
“People talk about Mbappe and Haaland and players of that ilk coming to the club…
“I think we have to be realistic and think you have to do it in baby steps.
“But if they do it and do it in the right way, there is no doubt the owners…they don’t want to come second, it’s not in their mentality, they want to win everything, so it is going to be so exciting.”
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