Newcastle coach Francisco de Míguel Moreno – known as Paco – believes that Jonjo Shelvey is one of the best players he has worked with.
Paco, one of Rafael Benitez’s assistants, has worked with a long list of world-class players that includes Frank Lampard, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard.
Yet Paco says that Shelvey matches up to them. We know.
“He’s one of the best we have worked with technically,” Paco said.
“We have worked some very good players too.
“He has those attributes and he is a very good player technically, but also with other things.
“In general we know that his level is good. He knows he has to improve, but knows exactly what he needs to do to achieve that.”
Big talk. Really big talk.