Kenedy has admitted that it is a dream of his to go back to Chelsea and win a title – comments that have not gone down too well with several Newcastle fans.
Considering the majority of us were hoping to see the Brazilian sign permanently this summer, it’s not what we wanted to hear – but we can’t forget that he’s only on loan, he comes with no option to buy and is therefore a Chelsea player.
Here’s his comments, followed by some of the responses from Newcastle fans to his latest quotes:
“It’s not that I didn’t make it at Chelsea. I arrived there at age 19, very young. It was good to be loaned to have more playing time. Better than staying at Chelsea and not playing.
“I hope this year to have a good season with Newcastle and go back to Chelsea to continue (my career.
“I dream of going back and being a champion for the club.”
Given his poor early season form, quite a few Newcastle fans have not responded well to these comments – although a number of responses to the tweet below show just how fickle some modern days football fans can be.
Here’s a few examples of responses from NUFC fans on Twitter:
Kenedy: “I have a dream to return to Chelsea and become a champion with the club.” [UOL]
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) September 10, 2018
‘I have a dream he will return to Chelsea too’
‘Already lost interest.’
‘I have a dream that one day Kenedy will actually beat his man and put a cross in.’
‘Delusional. Let’s see how this works out for him.’
‘Cancel the loan! He obviously doesn’t care about NUFC ‘
‘His start to the season has shown that he doesn’t want to be here, to me anyways, no heart or passion & tried to get sent off when the going got tough vs Cardiff, pay his termination fee and get rid if he doesn’t want to be here.’
In fairness, he’s a Chelsea player and there’s nothing wrong with showing ambition – something we haven’t done as a club for a long time. Yes, this isn’t what we want to hear, but some of the responses are drastic and so extreme given 99% of NUFC fans were desperate to have him back this season.
I imagine the big problem here is that his comments aren’t exactly well timed, with him needing to play much better while on loan at Newcastle if he wishes to be a success at Chelsea – where he’ll be competing with the likes of Eden Hazard not Christian Atsu.