North East UK news Kenedy finally explains what really happened in his second season at Newcastle MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The Brazilian winger's form badly dropped off in his second season on Tyneside
Breaking News ! Former Newcastle United winger Kenedy has finally revealed the reasons behind his mysterious drop off in form during his second season on Tyneside. Kenedy initially joined Newcastle on a loan deal until the end of the season in January 2018 and he was a revelation, as he helped inspire the newly promoted Magpies to a top half Premier League finish. The 25-year-old has admitted he 'felt at home' working under Rafa Benitez at Newcastle and could 'feel the warmth' from United's 'amazing' and 'so fanatic' supporters. He also became close to the core Spanish speaking group that included the likes of Ayoze Perez, Javi Manquillo, Joselu, Federico Fernandez, Mo Diame, Florian Lejeune and, latterly, Salomon Rondon. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Therefore, it was little surprise when he rejoined Newcastle on a season-long loan deal during the 2018/19 campaign but his form badly regressed. A stoppage time penalty miss against Cardiff in the second game of the season set the tone for a hugely underwhelming season. Unsurprisingly, Kenedy's deal was not made permanent and after a loan spell with Getafe last season, the winger is now thriving on loan with Spanish side Granada.
. For Newcastle fans, it will evoke memories of the former Fluminense star's mixed spell in the North East and when reflecting on his difficult second season, Kenedy has acknowledged his performances were below par but he has now explained there were mitigating circumstances behind it.
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"It was a difficult season, really tough,” Kenedy told The Athletic. “My family stayed in London when I went up to Newcastle, and it was just different. I was used to being on my own because I left home as a teenager. But when you start a family, it becomes more difficult when you’re far away.” You can read Kenedy's full interview with The Athletic, here.
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