O Neill Posted May 29, 2009 Share Posted May 29, 2009 From Marca this morning. http://www.marca.com/2009/05/29/futbol/futbol_internacional/espanoles_mundo/1243575356.html Unfortunately my Spanish isn't exactly great and I know those online translators tend to make a mess of things so I've tried to summarise as best I can. Marca introduce him as a regular in our defence and suggest it has been one of the worst years of his life but Enrique isn't hiding in shame and willing to speak about the last season. How is life mentally? Mentally he is knackered (although I think he opts for something more crude if translation is right). It's a very hard time and he could see back in September things weren't working. On a personal level the relegation is something that is difficult to take for him. He feels it's even harder as we have a great fanbase that fills out the stadium every game. What went through his head when Newcastle were relegated? He felt like crying as it was something that had never happened before. He went home and still couldn't believe it was happening. He can't understand how a team with so many big players could lose their Premiership status. Jose discusses the season... From September he could see there were troubles ahead. Plenty of big name players but things just weren't comnig together right. Last season was similar but the club managed to settle. This season wasn't like that as many things have been done badly from the beginning. The club needs a revolution. It is now looking to half the wage budget and many players will have to depart. Jose is now on vacation and needs the rest after what he feels is the longest year of his life. He says we only gained seven wins all season and for a club like Newcastle it is unacceptable. He believes if Shearer is appointed things will change for the better as he is a man who can bring big things to Newcastle. He also stresses the need to give Shearer time and that it has to be a long term project in order for fortunes to change. On the supporters... The people are incredible. They have always supported us and don't deserve to be watching Championship football. Gives us a 10 for passion/support but an 11 is deserved. Has he considered staying to play in the Championship next year? His contract has 3 years remaining. Nobody likes playing in the Championship but he believes in fulfilling his contract. He understands the team has a big budget and he is sure if things go well from the start next season they can look towards building themselves to the heights being reached by Aston Villa. He loves the city and is very happy living in England. However, with the financial situation at the club, if an offer comes in he knows he may have to leave. Unless that happens he will be a Newcastle player. On the future of Newcastle... There have been 4 managers this season and even periods with one. It has all been bad from day one but he hopes things will change for the better and with Alan Shearer in the chair that is possible. Sorry, if this has already been posted. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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