Haris Vuckic has been interviewed by the Newcastle web-site while he was in Tenerife, with the rest of the Newcastle squad.
Haris Vuckic – FA Cup is important for Newcastle
The lads returned last night to continue their preparation for the FA Cup 4th round game at Brighton on Saturday – a game Newcastle will be hoping to win to get into the pot for the 5th round draw.
Haris talked about the FA Cup:
“Before I came over to England I knew a little bit about the FA Cup but I now know how important it is to people in England,” “If you win it you get a place in the Europa League, so it is important for us.”
“We want to win this cup because we want to be playing in Europe next season.” “We have been training hard and will be fully prepared for this game. I know we had a bad result against Fulham, but sometimes you have a bad day and have to just kick on.”
And the 19 year-old seems to have been really impressed with the Tenerife facilities, which Alan Pardew visited personally last summer to check it out.
And expect these January mini-breaks for as long as Alan Pardew is manager at the club. Their purpose is to allow the players (and the coaches) to recharge their batteries about half was through the season, and be fully prepared for the run-in to the season.
“Where we are this week is fantastic for training. The hotel is great, the weather is especially good – very warm – we have good facilities, have trained well and the atmosphere is great. Everything is perfect.”
“We are all looking forward to the Brighton game. We know we are not just on a holiday, so we need to train well and train hard. We have to be prepared for Brighton.” “I just want to stay fit, train hard and train good every day,”
“I want to show the gaffer that I can play for this team. Hopefully I continue to get chances and when they come along then I will perform at my maximum.” “In this season I have had a few games from the start and that is a good feeling.”
“I know I am still young, so I need to wait for my opportunity, but my time will come.” “It is always good to train with players like Yohan Cabaye and Danny Guthrie.”
“They are experienced, they are older than me, and us youngsters can always learn from good players.” “And they are not only good players but good people too, so that helps you.”
“When I made my debut everyone was there for me to help me, and that kind of support is great to have from your teammates.”
Vuckic has had to be patient at Newcastle, and he signed almost exactly three years ago from Slovenian club NK Domžale, and he has made 12 appearances so far for the Newcastle side, with five of them coming this season.
Haris so far has 4 caps for the Slovenian U21 side.
The Ljubljana-born youngster is still considered a star of the future for Newcastle, and Alan Pardew has decided not to send the lad out on loan.
That tells us he must be fairly close to a first team place, and it’s good that the 6’3″ Slovenian U21 International central midfielder seems content to wait for his chance.
Since time is very much on his side, that really is a good thing to hear.