In an interview with Sky Sports, reported by The Chronicle, Jonjo Shelvey revealed that Huddersfield Town were the best opponents that Newcastle United have had to face this season.
In Sky Sports’ podcast “10 to tackle”, Shelvey was asked ten questions about Newcastle and that included “who has your best opponent been this season?”
Rather than pick out an individual opponent, Shelvey chose to pick out a team, saying:
“I wouldn’t pick out an individual, it ‘s more about the teams we have played”.
Jonjo Shelvey opted for automatic promotion rivals Huddersfield Town rather than Brighton and Hove Albion.
“Huddersfield are tough.
“The way they pass the ball, you have just got to stay in the game and then hit them on the counter attack so as a team, probably Huddersfield.”
Huddersfield currently trail the top two (Newcastle and Brighton) by six points but they have a game in hand in the race for automatic promotion.
Huddersfield fans – what do you make of this? Is this high praise? Can you get promotion?
Newcastle fans – what do you make of Shelvey’s answer? Were Huddersfield tough to play?
Let us know in the comments below…