We had noticed with Kazenga LuaLua’s record so far, that he is yet to score a goal in senior football.
LuaLua – while at Brighton last season
And news today the Newcastle manager Chris Hughton, who will be following the youngster closely while he’s on loan at Brighton, wants the 19-year-old to repeat the form he showed at Brighton last season – and with a little bit extra – to score some goals.
LuaLua said today:
“Chris had a word with me and told me to enjoy my football, do what I did last season and this time score goals.” “I didn’t score any last season. I’ll try to do it this season.”
“Eveybody knows I love Newcastle. It’s my home, it’s my club.” “But the most important thing is to come here, get games and we’ll see what happens after that.”
LuaLua had a great game in Newcastle’s recent Carling Cup 3-2 win at Accrington Stanley, and is very happy to be joining Brighhton again on loan, even though some Championship clubs were also after his services.
“There have been other clubs wanting to take me on loan or buy me but my first choice was always Brighton, especially as I had such a good time here last season.”
“The players were nice to me, the manager wanted me to come back and I was happy to do that.” “No matter what league it is the most important thing is to be playing week in, week out if you can.”
“A few people were talking about me staying at Newcastle after the Accrington game but we knew young players would get a chance to play that night.” “Even when you are playing well, Newcastle are back in the Premier League and it’s tough for a young player to come through.”
Brighton seem a good match for the youngster, and he seems very comfortable with the Brighton fans.
Chris Hughton is a man of few words, but when he tells the youngsters things, they should listen, because they’ll become better footballers by following his advice. Just look at the vast improvement in 21 year-old Andy Carroll’s play over this last year.
Well here’s hoping Kazenga can match the great form he showed for Newcastle in the Carling Cup – and oh yes – score a few goals too.