Davide Santon is loving life at Newcastle, and that’s always great to hear.
Davide Santon – impressive in last two Newcastle games
Davide has broken into the first team, at last, and he has played well in the last two games, and he will learn form that experience, and will only get better the more PL games he gets under his belt.
We think Alan Pardew has handled the 20 year-old very well since he arrived, and he has allowed the player to get up to to speed with the more physical nature of the English game, compared to what he was used to in his home county of Italy.
And Davide has come out and said that today, and he has also compared the Newcastle manager to the great Jose Mourinho, currently at Real Madrid, because they both want to win every single game.
Alan Pardew has been delighted at the form of the 20 year-old Italian International recently, and if Davide keeps up his good form and nails down a starting place in the Newcastle side, expect him to get straight back into the Italian squad.
And maybe he can be a starter for the Italian side in next summer’s Euro 2012 in Poland and the Ukraine.
This is what Davide told the local press today:
“Alan Pardew and Jose Mourinho are totally different.” “But in their own ways they are very good managers.”
“And like Mourinho, the manager at Newcastle has always got that will to win every game and take the club forward.”
“I like working with the manager at Newcastle.” “He has placed trust in me and I hope I can return that trust by playing well in the next few games.”
“I have a great relationship with my team-mates.” “I am enjoying it here.” “I now realise that the game in England is more physical compared to Serie A, and I have adapted to that.”
“I feel it’s going well for me.” “I’m happy because at the end of the day the defence didn’t let any goals in, but I realize that against West Bromwich Albion, it must be a better game for us.”
Santon will start again tomorrow night against WBA, where a win in that game is even more important now.
That was after the lads played very well on Saturday afternoon against Swansea, but just couldn’t get that one goal that would have given Newcastle their first win in five games.
It made a huge difference to have both Coloccini and Tiote back in the side, and they were one reason why Newcastle gained their 5th clean sheet this season, in the league.
Davide Santon said he was disappointed that Newcastle couldn’t get the win against Swansea:
“It was difficult for us afterwards. We know we tried and tried and tried to get the one goal but we didn’t get anywhere.” “Because of that, morale does go down during a game.”
“But it means that we must try even harder against West Brom and try even more ways to create some goals.”
“I’m really happy at the moment. The fans are fantastic to me personally.” “I feel that things are going well.”
Davide Santon is just one of the great acquisitions Newcastle made in the summer, which also saw French International Yohan Cabaye and Senegal International Dem Ba arrive at the club.
Those three top players cost Newcastle about £9M in total, all great deals, and we wonder how much they would worth next summer?
A lot more than £9K, that’s for sure.
We are big fans of Davide Santon, and this lad can become a super-star at Newcastle, and that’s exactly what we hope he becomes, but we’ll give him a year or two on that one.
He’s yet another player who is just delighted to be at Newcastle United, and that makes a huge difference.