Davide Santon, the Italian International made his debut for Newcastle yesterday afternoon, as he came on in place of Danny Simpson, with 13 minutes remaining in the game, and with Newcastle 2-1 down.
Davide Santon – made debut for Newcastle yesterday
Its not the first time Davide has played against Spurs, as he was in the Inter Milan starting eleven when they played Spurs in the European Champions League back in October last year.
But it seems that Davide was amazed at the atmosphere at the game yesterday, and he was so delighted to make his Newcastle bow:
““It is louder.” “At the San Siro when Inter play the smaller teams the stadium is empty and there isn’t that much noise.” “But here at Newcastle it is always a big crowd.”
“I saw the stadium when it was empty and thought it was brilliant. Then at the Blackburn game and I couldn’t believe how fantastic the fans were.”
“The next level was to play in front of them and it really took me aback.” “The minute that Mr Pardew told me to warm up I had an exciting feeling in my body.”
“I couldn’t wait to get on the pitch. It was a testing situation but I just wanted to help my team.” “It was a great day for me. “
“To come on with the team losing 2-1 and be able to help my team-mates to get a point is a good start for me.” “This was a good result for us and I will remember the day for a long time.”
“Given that Spurs went ahead in the game, I think to get a point out of it is good.” “I needed some time to get accustomed to the area and the club.”
“I needed time to get to know my team-mates and they have backed me up and helped me get used to life here.” “It has still been a good time for me.”
Who’s Mr. Pardew – oh that must be our manager.
Davide seems like such a good lad, and so polite too, and we have a suspicion that he will start at one of the full back positions against Wigan next Saturday, and it could be that he replaces Danny Simpson.
Alan Pardew said after the game that Danny had had a tough week in training, but we have to remember his baby girl Skye is at home now, and out of the hospital, and so Danny cannot be getting too much sleep at the moment – poor guy.
When we had our twin boys in Bethesda Maryland, way back in 1974, and they came out of the hospital, my wife Madeline and I were checking on them every 10 minutes or so, just to make sure they were still alive, such is the anxiety of new parents. 😀
The spirit in the Newcastle squad these days is even inspiring for the supporters, and it could be that we have the making of a very decent side at the moment.
And with things going so well at Newcastle these days, we don’t even need to mention that Sunderland lost once again yesterday, 2-1 at Arsenal, and went 1-0 down after only 28 seconds.