Newcastle have done well this season in signing some youngsters this summer, and we have already signed Romain Amalfitano and Gael Bigirimana, and both played the whole game last night in the 1-1 draw with Olympiacos, and Romain scored one of the four penalties in the 4-4 shoot-out.
Gael Bigirimana being interviewed after he first arrived on Tyneside
What a player this lad looks to be
Not only that but Gael Bigirimana was Newcastle’s best player last night, and he gave an all action display, cutting out through balls, blocking shots, and distributing the ball well from defensive midfield.
52% thought Gael was our best player last night, and he was followed in the voting by Amalfitano on 12%, and then the returning Steven Taylor on 10%, and Steven looked quite solid in that first half and of course he scored the goal.
Gael had an excellent game last night and we think Alan Pardew and John Carver must be pinching themselves, to make sure they are not dreaming - this lad looks so good at only 18, after having just arrived at Newcastle.
There’s still time to vote if you haven’t yet done so – but here are the results to date.