Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Jose's Spirits Lifted by KK

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Jose's Spirits Lifted by KK

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Byline: By LEE RYDER

Spanish full-back Jose Enrique has revealed his hunger to do well for the Toon Army.

Enrique is looking forward to the game with PSV Eindhoven tonight and playing in front of home support.

The former Villarreal ace had an up-and-down first season but finished on something of a high last term after the arrival of Kevin Keegan.

The Toon boss showed faith in the Valencia-born, bigmoney buy from the La Liga side last term after a difficult settling-in period at Newcastle, which was also hindered by injury.

Now, though, with Special K going into the new season with a full pre-season under his belt, Enrique is looking ahead to better times.

He says: "Since Kevin Keegan has arrived, I have played much, much more.

"My confidence has been boosted a lot by this and the fact that the manager has faith in my ability.

"I have played many games under Kevin."

And, speaking on the support of the United faithful, he added: "I have to say that our fans stand out so much when we play in the Premier League. …

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