Newcastle defender Davide Santon has been interviewed ony intervistasportiva.com, and he’s made the front pages with a photograph of him under the Howay The Lads sign inside St. James’ Park.
Davide Santon – I’m happy
Santon joined Newcastle from Inter Milan last summer, but it took some time for him to acclimatize to English football, and make the starting line-up, and he’ s been in and out as a starter these last few weeks.
The full-back has said he is happy on Tyneside, and he has no plans to return to Italy anytime soon, but that he is pleased he has signed on for five years with Newcastle United, who are now joint 5th on points in the Premier League, and level with Chelsea.
Santon had this to say to intervistasportiva.com:
“Now I feel very comfortable,” “At the beginning I struggled to find space because I still had some problems and because the coach wanted me to understand the type of football they play here.”
“But now I’m finding more space and continuity and I’m happy.” “The fans are fantastic, really, they give you a crazy charge and incite the team regardless of the score.”
“I’m really happy here and I’m glad to have signed for five years with Newcastle.” “Come back in Italy? No, at the moment. In the future you never know, it will depend on the opportunities, but now I don’t think about it.”
“The National team? I hope to come back but I’m not thinking to the European Championship. Now I’m interested to play and find continuity, if all goes well things will flow from that. “
Not sure incite the team is really what he meant, but maybe it got lost in translation. 😀
Davide didn’t make the starting eleven against West Brom yesterday, but he again came on in the second half and had a strong and solid performance, as he continues to learn the ropes at Newcastle.
Santon seems a smashing lad and certainly is giving Newcastle United some great publicity in Italy.
Wonder if there’ s any more like Davide we can get from Italy in the summer?
For the record, Davide has so far made 19 appearances for the Magpies.