Enrique: Newcastle stronger without big names

Newcastle United defender Jose Enrique says there's greater spirit at the club since ridding themselves of their bigger names.

Newcastle United defender Jose Enrique says there's greater spirit at the club since ridding themselves of their bigger names.

Enrique, 24, insists the Geordies’ team spirit is better than it was when they had star names like Michael Owen and Obafemi Martins – and that even Sol Campbell, who joined this summer as a free agent, is one of the lads.

He said: “Sometimes it’s better playing with lesser names. The new players have come here to prove themselves, and that has been good for the club.

“Even Sol Campbell, who’s won so much, is just like the rest of us. The atmosphere’s unbelievable.’’

 
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