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Enrique's injury tweets anger Newcastle manager

Enrique's injury tweets anger Newcastle manager

Newcastle defender Jose Enrique angered manager Alan Pardew by using Twitter before Tuesday's match at Tottenham to reveal that he would be out injured.
Pardew had hoped news of Enrique's hamstring setback wouldn't be discovered until the teamsheet was handed in at White Hart Lane, where Newcastle lost 2-0 in the Premier League.
But more than four hours before kickoff, the Spanish defender wrote in broken English on Twitter: "Sorry lads i have a test this morning and we decide is better dont play if no im in 100x100. Im so hungry because this game is nice to play ... my hamstring is so stiff today."
Pardew will now order his players to withhold such revelations from social networking accounts, although he accepts that "it's difficult to police" and won't impose an outright ban.
"I got a text message that the press knew," Pardew said. "Did he tweet it, did he? It's something as a club we need to look at. Players can't be giving that sort of information out ... we need to make it as a club policy that it has to stop."
Asked if Enrique would be fit for Sunday's match against West Ham, Pardew quipped: "I'll check his tweet."
And Enrique had already provided an update for his more than 5,000 followers.
"Im sure is ok for sunday because is just stiff nothing worse," he tweeted. "Thanks everyone for your support."
Pardew's annoyance must have filtered through to Enrique as the contentious messages were subsequently deleted from his feed.
"Sorry i want to delete twetter just get me problems," he explained on his feed. "I have some followers they speak after i say something on the papers."


Updated : 2021-04-16 00:14 GMT+08:00