Newcastle United striker Xisco has vowed to grab his chance under Joe Kinnear.
Xisco – keen to take his chance on Tyneside
Xisco was one of the signings of former Newcastle VP Tony Jimenez – and his signing was surrounded with controversy, which had nothing at all to do with the youngster, who handled the situation with great maturity.
The Majorca-born player scored in his Newcastle debut against Hull City but hasn’t scored since, but he still looks a good player in the making, but will need some time to adapt to the Premier League.
Xisco scored for the Spanish Under-21 side last night, in their amazing come from behind extra time win against Switzerland, and won the two legged tie by a 4-3 aggregate, after being 3-1 down in the first half.
Xisco said today:
“I will get better and I will take my chance when it comes,” “Things always get better after more training and more games. And I hope that is the case at Newcastle.”
“You always need to become more familiar with people when you arrive at a new club.”
The lad is still only 22, but there is plenty of room for improvement for the striker, as he gets some solid guidance from Kinnear and Hughton on the training field.
And he’s well made for the Premier league, standing 6ft 3in frame and that should stand him in good stead as he has already proven his game is physical and well suited to English football.
“Football is different in Spain, but I think I can adapt fast.” “I wanted to come and play in the Premier League because it is a big league.”
“Along with La Liga, it is the strongest league in the world.”“Most players who have the opportunity to come here do so.” “And I just want to take my chance.”
Xisco will be in the squad for the Manchester City game next Monday with Owen and Ameobi, but winger Damien Duff may also play up front on Monday night, and the Irishman is in sparkling form right now.
Xuisco was asked of the possibility of playing up front with former Real Madrid star Owen, and he added:
“I think we can play together.”“Of course we are different players on the pitch, but I think the combination is good. It is one that can work.”
Xisco seems a well balanced and smashing young lad, and there’s no doubt he will get a lot better with some good coaching, which he will get on Tyneside.
He could very well turn out to be a good signing for the club, even though he was signed under controversial conditions, which were not of his making.