Not too long ago, Kenedy was talking about playing for Chelsea again.
The on-loan winger was enduring a rough start to the season, but seemed too preoccupied with getting back to his parent club.
After a return to form, Kenedy’s comments have changed, and he is more focused on talking about the positives at Newcastle.
Kenedy is back to saying the right things
Back in September, Newcastle didn’t seem to be Kenedy’s priority.
“I hope this year I can make a good season for Newcastle and go back to Chelsea to continue,” he told Brazilian media outlet UOL.
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“I have a dream to return and to be a champion for the club.”
At the time, he was playing poorly. In fact, it was the worst we’d seen of him since he arrived in January. The game against Cardiff was the worst, where he couldn’t pick a pass, kicked out at an opponent, then missed a last minute penalty.
Since then though, things have started to pick up, and Kenedy has been key in the Magpies picking up their first wins of the season.
He set up the eventual winner against Bournemouth, swinging in a perfect cross for Salomon Rondon.
And with performances picking up, he appears to have changed his tune.
“St James’ Park is a spiritual venue,” Kenedy told the Chronicle.
“That is so important for a player to feel that connection with the supporters. It makes you want to play at St James’ more and more and more.”
There was no mention of Chelsea this time from Kenedy, who appears to be more focused on the task at hand.
While he may have aspirations of playing at Stamford Bridge, all he can do for now is perform in black and white. Fortunately for everyone involved, that is exactly what he’s starting to do once again.