Xisco – My Life Is Fantastic – I Just Want To Play For Newcastle

22 year-old Spanish striker Xisco has today given a long interview to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, and the youngster says some surprisingly positive things about both the Newcastle area and playing for Newcastle.


Xisco – just wants to play for Newcastle

And Xisco seems surprisingly upbeat about his time at Newcastle, even though it has been blighted with various injuries, and he has not been given too mnay chances in the first team, but that hasn’t stopped the lad from still wanting to be a success on Tyneside.

Xisco said:

“I came here to be a success in the Premier League, and do well for what I still see as a big club.”

“I have not been too lucky. I have not had a chance when I have been fit, and then when I had a chance I became injured.”

“That is football – it is my job. I had a groin injury, and I have had problems with my hamstring. Then came the broken toe.”

And just when the lad seemed to be coming into form with a couple of good goals in a Reserves game recently, he damaged his big toe, which turned out to be broken.

Xisco added:

“When I came off the pitch my toe was inflamed and then I discovered the next day it was broken.”

“At this moment, the manager has not given me any chances to play, and I have to respect that and keeping working. I have to wait for an opportunity.”

“I want to play every game, but it is true every player wants to play in the big games against big teams.” “I am not thinking about these games – I am just thinking about recuperating my toe. I want it to get better as soon as possible.”

“It is not my decision. I work and train every day for every chance.” “Then the manager has the choice.” “I work hard in training every day to earn some chances, but it is the decision of the manager.”

It also appears that Xisco really wants to win over the Newcastle United supporters, and reproduce the form which saw him catch the eye with Depor in La Liga.

But he will need to be given a chance before he can do that, and there have not been too many chances for the young Spaniard to shine, well not yet anyway.

The Palma-born 22-year-old added:

“I have not played too much, and I am still desperate to show my best football.” “It is not easy when you are not playing, but it is OK. I have to work more, and then wait for one chance.”

“From the first week here I have felt comfortable with this football, and I hope we will get better in the following weeks, months and years.” “You have to feel fit to feel good, and I have been injured.”

“I have not been 100 per cent, and there has been no continuity.” “It is no good for me, and nobody wants to be injured.”

“I am happy with the people, the city, the supporters and the team – everything here. It is OK.” “My life is fantastic – I do not have any problems. I just want to play football for Newcastle.”

There’s certainly nothing wrong at all with this youngster’s attitude, and as Derek Llambias said recently, he’s one for the future, so patience could be a virtue with this particular youngster. And it’s always good when a player comes out with praise for both the Newcastle area and the club, especially since this lad has hardly been given much of a chance this season.

I was also blasted recently by both readers, and privately by my son Neil, for even suggesting that we will sell this lad in the summer.

So he’s probably got more support than he thinks at the club, and like any player, especially with our youngsters, we hope this lad does well, and proves me wrong.

It wouldn’t be the first time, as regular readers will no doubt attest to.     😀

Comments welcome.

28 comments so far

  • komfort

    Mar 6, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #1

    ed , he can talk the talk i hope he can walk the walk (giving a chance of course)

  • RyanToon

    Mar 6, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #2

    xisco most fans are backing you, especially me

  • bennytoon

    Mar 6, 2009 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #3

    I stopped reading when he said newcastle are a big club.please!

  • NE3 NICK

    Mar 6, 2009 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #4

    Fcuk off man Benny. You are a proper weirdo coming on here all the time.

  • budmon

    Mar 6, 2009 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #5

    another player that could be great. give him a chance next season when viduka and hopefully ameobi moves on. Owen, Martins, Carrol, Xisco, Smith (maybe), and another brought in over summer hopefully David Villa! LMAO!!! dreams

  • bennytoon

    Mar 6, 2009 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #6

    NE3NICK- you are a proper weirdo for getting wound up.

  • hitman

    Mar 6, 2009 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #7

    lads do yous not find it disturbing how much time benny the spurs fan spends on a rival football clubs blog,there must be somthing seriously wrong with the lad,closet toon fan i think.

  • Stevo

    Mar 6, 2009 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #8

    Bennytoon, Normally you have decent crack but sometimes you proper let yourself down with stuff like that man.

  • komfort

    Mar 6, 2009 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #9

    benny , try this link http://www.adultfriendfinder.com ,best of luck son.

  • Stevo

    Mar 6, 2009 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #10

    Hitman, I do reckon Bennytoon has got a soft spot mate. Must have. Obvious.

  • Ashley Hole

    Mar 6, 2009 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #11

    I took some crack…now Newcastle is pink team with wings and there will always be wind in tunnel, chears

  • NepToon

    Mar 6, 2009 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #12

    after reading the “keegan was responsible for bassong” article. i want keegan back, big time.
    how good would it have been if kk was still here. and all the haters, i hope u realise why kevin keegan is the messiah, now.

  • Stardust

    Mar 6, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #13


    “NepToon // Mar 6, 2009 at 5:02 PM

    after reading the “keegan was responsible for bassong” article. i want keegan back, big time.
    how good would it have been if kk was still here. and all the haters, i hope u realise why kevin keegan is the messiah, now.”

    Banjo at the ready the rednecks are back

  • ganiyu

    Mar 6, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #14

    i feeel so sry for sisico

  • komfort

    Mar 6, 2009 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #15

    any luck bennyboy ?

  • Nobby_Long

    Mar 6, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Well regardless of what you think about his ability, and how he has adjusted to the EPL, its good to hear him say he loves the place and will work hard to try to get into the team.

    I have my doubts about him, but I hope he proves me wrong.

    Should we have another argument about who signed him ???????? lol

  • Nobby_Long

    Mar 6, 2009 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #17

    stardust – you really are a complete Tool at times…….

    Its obviously done for attention……….lol

  • JonnyNufc

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #18

    lad hasnt even been given a chance yet and its to late now.

    Hopefully next season we;re still in the prem and he can come on as sub when we’re winning games easily already so hes not under pressure. Dont wanna turn him into another Luque ffs.

  • roblee7

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #19

    would anyone start xisco in these last vital games? im not sure, don’t think he’s physical enough, from what i’ve seen anywhere (fair enough, he hasn’t been given much of a chance)

  • roblee7

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #20


  • roblee7

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #21

    oh, n click me name! 😉

  • gibbotwg

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #22

    anyone know how good this guy is?


  • roblee7

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #23

    honestly, i just can’t see where xisco would fit in to our team, especially when we have martins, owen, carroll, viduka and even ameobi fit (id rather play xisco than ameobi, but ameobi always seems to get the nod from every NUFC manager, unbelievable) cant imagine him stickin around to play championship football either!

  • roblee7

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #24

    newcastle team in championship and players that will leave/contract expire, i think….

    leave – martins, owen, viduka, smith, nolan, barton, coloccini, xisco (?), gonzalez, cacapa, geremi, duff (?), r.taylor (?), harper (?),beye (?)

    team left would be


    R.Taylor/Beye Bassong S.Taylor Enrique

    Lovenkrands Guthrie Butt Duff

    Xisco Carroll

    Subs: Harper/Krul, Ranger, Ameobi, Kadar, Edgar, Tozer, Lua Lua, Donaldson

    Relegation would anialate our squad, but I think this team would do well in championship, plus would be good to get some youngsters in. I don’t want us to get relegated, just thinkin what would happen to our squad if we did…

  • simon376

    Mar 6, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #25

    It’s a strange one with the games coming up. We could think if a player wants to prove himself, now the time to make a name for himself, on the other hand, if he hasn’t been doing it or not really given a chance, maybe it’s not the right time. What do you do?

    If it was me in charge, I think i would have him on the bench, there are other more established and been there before in this league who should start and Xisco can come on if we are 2 goals up. The same goes for Ranger. We are not in a postion where we can take a gamble right now

  • Don

    Mar 7, 2009 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #26

    Bassong and Enrique would be snapped up, both are young and are showing signs of being top quality players.
    Doesnt look as good now does it?
    We would struggle in the championship

  • Toonmania

    Mar 7, 2009 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #27

    If you spuds had a big club you would have your own blog, but considering that whl only holds 36,240 he’s right we a massive at compared with the likes of spuds, infact we are nearly twice the size and we have twice the supporters (in quantity and quality) perhaps you should think of supporting your own team for a change instead of ours that way they could have 2 supporters you and the prat i work with, and with all the money you owe to other clubs for your players you need all the support you can get.

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 7, 2009 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #28


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