Kennedy spoke to the club about the loan move: "It was needed, because I needed to get more minutes and play and to be pushing higher, to keep growing and growing. I’m quite excited because I’m playing well and my teammates are playing very well as well. They’ve been helping me and we’ve all been helping each other. It’s all going good, we’re doing well. We are still working hard to get better and better and stay in a better position, keeping as high as we can.
"I come from Santa Rita. To be here is good, it’s fine, you know – you appreciate it. I’m really glad to be here. And the club – they have helped me with everything. The city is very good too. And now, I am a fan of Newcastle’s fans. They are amazing. At first when I came, OK, but when I saw the game against Leicester, it was something amazing, and here against Arsenal as well. I’m a fan of them, not the other way around. When I come onto the pitch, I look at the fans and I’m just thinking, ‘I cannot disappoint them’. I have to give my best, 100 per cent, and work hard for it – and never disappoint them.
"Yeah, that’s true, (that he believes he is shy). Yes. That’s why I don’t know English properly. I can understand a bit more now, because I’ve spent a lot of time here. But to speak it, I’m still shy. I’m here with my wife and my girl. For me, I’m used to settling in easily, but it helps, for sure. I come from Santa Rita. To be here is good, it’s fine, you know – you appreciate it. I’m really glad to be here. And the club – they have helped me with everything. The city is very good too."