24 year-old Newcastle striker Xisco says he certainly hasn’t given up on making his career at Newcastle United a success .
Xisco – wants to be a success at Newcastle
But before we all get carried away , we have to say that this lad is very positive and is always looking on the bright side – which is good.
But whether he can make it at the Newcastle club with Carroll, Lovenkrands an Ameobi at least, ahead of him in the pecking order on Tyneside – we don’t know.
The Spaniard arrived at St James’ Park on 1st September, 2008 without the knowledge or approval of then manager Kevin Keegan, and that resulted in an explosion at Newcastle, which saw Kevin leave the club – probably for the last time.
He was at Racing Santander last season and did OK, and certainly his current boss Chris Hughton is very willing to give the lad every chance to succeed at Newcastle – and why not?
He is also reported to be getting over £50K/week – which is a high wage given his contributions to the Tyneside club so far.
Xisco said today:
“I’m happy to be back – I’ve got three years on my contract here and I’m looking forward to them.” “When I came to Newcastle United it was a big opportunity for me in my career,”
“Last season I was on loan in Spain because I needed to go back home for a year because of what was happening here (in Newcastle).”
“Now I’m back and happy. I’m very hopeful of staying at Newcastle and helping the team do whatever I can.”
Good words from Xisco, who played on the right side of midfield last Saturday, but still managed to set up Shola Ameobi for a goal that Shola dispatched with aplomb.
But the news is that the lad is just a model professional and he’ll play anywhere to get a game – and earn his wages – and again it shows his positive attitude.
“If I have to play in other positions for the team, then I will. If the manager wants me to play on the left or the right, I can.”
“All you have to do is do the best for the team.”
Again the lad is not a bad player, and we’d love to see him be a success at the club – but whether he can be in reality is much more difficult to forecast.