Wayne Routledge is 300 miles from his home in London, but he has said today the Newcastle fans have made him feel right at home on Tyneside, and that the Newcastle City Center is buzzing right now.
Wayne Routledge – feels at home on Tyneside
Wayne also scored a great goal on Saturday, his second for the club, as he smashed home the ball with his right foot, after beating a couple of Blackpool defenders to get into a good position.
Wayne talked to the official Newcastle web – site today:
“For my goal I just stepped inside my man and managed to get half a yard for the shot. I went for the far corner and thankfully it’s flown in.”
“It was nice to get the goal because my dad was here for the first time. My mum’s been here before but they were both here today and it was good to get that goal in front of them.”
While Wayne is a long way from London, it’s now just a 3 hour journey by train from King’s Cross, London to the Central Station in Newcastle, so his parents could get there and back for an afternoon game, so it’s not that bad.
“Obviously I’m a long way from home but I feel like I’m settling in and everybody has been fantastic with me,””Even the fans around town have been brilliant and I’m loving it.”
“To then play in front of 50,000 fans at St.James’ is amazing; the whole city is buzzing right now and I’m delighted to be a part of it.”
“I never dreamed when I was at QPR four or five months ago that my season would be finishing like this.”
“Now we want to make sure we go up as champions and we’ll do that by keeping our momentum and going into every game looking to win.”
It will be an important season for Wayne next season, because he gets another chance to shine in the Premiership.
When he was younger he looked like a great young budding player, and we now have to hope he can shine again in the Premiership.
Certainly his form since January makes us think he can do just that!