Wayne Routledge was always a player with loads of skill when he was a youngster at Crystal Palace and Tottenham, and it seems the boy is now mature and starting to fulfil his tremendous potential.
Wayne Routledge – looks good since coming to Newcastle
Certainly the way Wayne has started his Newcastle career is more than encouraging, and his speed and skill down the right win are exactly what Newcastle fans want to see, and Wayne had another good game on Monday evening.
Wayne has been interviewed in the Evening Chronicle today, and he started by praising manager Chris Hughton:
“I have a lot of respect for Chris Hughton after he brought me here.” “He showed faith in me and he has kept doing that by playing me in games.”
“You don’t forget that, and you want to keep on doing well.” “The boys have responded to his words all season.”
“To not lose a game at home and just a handful away is a real tough achievement. When you consider that everybody wants to beat Newcastle, it’s amazing.”
“But everybody here is geared up for it.” “Every player knows what we are trying to do and fingers crossed we’ll get there in the next few games.”
And next season Wayne will get a big chance to prove just how good he is these days.
Wayne talked about the Premier league as he continued:
“Everybody wants to play in the Premier League. I’m no different, and to do it for Newcastle United with these fans behind you is surely the ambition of any player who has aims for the top.”
“The quicker we’re back and cement our place, the better.” “To play in the Premier League with Newcastle United would make me the happiest man alive.”
The 25 year-old Routledge, who was born in Sidcup, London, was absolutely delighted after the big win over Nottingham Forest on Monday night, and he thinks the players now at Newcastle want to have an impact next year in the Premiership.
That sounds good.
“Beating Nottingham Forest made it a great night for everybody involved with this club.” “We got the three points and it was massive.”
“You could see by everybody’s faces by the end of the game how much it meant to beat them.”
“The conditions were difficult but you just have to adapt to them. We still went out and played our game.” “It was just nice to come out on the winning team.”
It looks to us that a player like Wayne was born to play at a club like Newcastle.
But the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and Wayne Routledge is just one player who needs to fulfill his potential next season, if Newcastle are indeed to have a decent season and not be involved in another relegation tussle.