Newcastle's Daryl Janmaat indicates desire to end trophy drought

Janmaat wants silverware and hopes to get a big win against Arsenal this weekend.

Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat seems to have a hunger for silverware at the club this season following their 4-1 win over Northampton Town in the second round of the League Cup.

The side have not shown much ambition in cup competitions in the past few years and are awaiting their first major honour since they won the UEFA Fairs Cup back in 1969.

The right-back, however, is quoted in the Chronicle saying: “Winning trophies is what it is all about.

“I won one in Holland.

“It was a nice experience and we have to try and go as far as possible.”

The pursuit of a trophy from Steve McClaren's men will be on hold for now as they return to the business of Premier League action where they are looking for their first win of the campaign.

This weekend they take on an Arsenal side who have only managed to win one of their opening three matches, and given that they were talked about as potential title challengers before the season got underway, the Gunners will feel this game is a must-win even at this stage of the season. 

Newcastle, however, can take a great deal of confidence from how they acquitted themselves at Old Trafford last weekend where they drew 0-0 with Manchester United, and perhaps feel they could have won the game with a chance in stoppage time, as well as Aleksandar Mitrovic hitting the woodwork. 

Janmaat added: “Drawing at Manchester United seems to have lifted things, and we have to show again on Saturday that we can get results against those kinds of teams.”

It will be a difficult test in a very different type of game as there will be a little more pressure on Newcastle to come out and put Arsenal under pressure in the opening exchanges given they are the home side. Also they are arguably playing a more fluid side who will create more chances. But if they get a good, positive result here, this week could be used a springboard for a pretty positive season for the club. 

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