Vurnon Anita knows Newcastle face a tough task at Goodison Park tomorrow night – and he has warned his fellow teammates to be prepared.
The Dutchman might be relatively new to this country and the Premier League, but he has watched Everton and knows of the dangers they pose.
Speaking ahead of the game, the former Ajax man said:
“I saw the highlights [of Everton's win over Manchester United] and they were very aggressive. They played very well, so we must be prepared.
“I know two players who play there. I played with Steven Pienaar at Ajax – he was there when I made my debut – and Johnny Heitinga, also from Ajax and the national team.
“They are very good players, so I know they have a good team and a very strong team. It’s a good opponent to play against and we are playing away, so we must be prepared.”
Anita is expected to play at right-back once again after an impressive shift in that position against Aston Villa. He has already said that he’ll be happy to play anywhere for the Toon.
It’s good to know that Anita is aware of Everton’s qualities. David Moyes’ men work hard and we’ll need to be on our guard.