To become a top player in football, you don’t only need to have the skills, but the aptitude and character to want to improve, so that you can become the best you can be – and training hard and doing everything you can to get the best out of the skills you have been blessed with, is all part of it.
Gael Bigirimana – top youngster at Newcastle
One youngster at Newcastle who seems to have both the skills, and the laser like ambition to become a top player is our new 18 year old Gael Bigirimana, who we signed from Coventry for just £1M over the summer, and he has already impressed Newcastle fans with some of his mature performances since he arrived on Tyneside.
Newcastle have 7 games in the next 20 days, once we start things off again at Everton on Monday night, and 24 games through the end of the year – which is a short 109 days away by our reckoning.
So some of Newcastle’s top youngsters, including Gael, should be seeing quite a lot of playing time before the end of the year arrives.
Gael talked to the local press yesterday, and he comes across as a down to earth lad, who just determined to be a big success (that’s good):
“I know things are going well, but there will be hard times, and I love going through hard times.” “That’s a test of character. I’m just blessed with good people around me.” Bigirimana must wait to see if he gets a chance against Everton next Monday night.”
“That’s my game – I love playing for the team. I love making the fans happy, and leaving them with something to cheer about.” “They pay their money to watch us, so I always want to make sure I give 100 per cent.”
“It’s good for the fans who pay to support the club. I’m just grateful to be in this position. They’re great fans.” “I’ll look where I’ve come from pre-season to here – the international break.”
“I’ll watch DVDs of my games and see what I need to do.” “I like learning from people – when you keep learning, everything will be good.”
Bigirimana could well be one of the big success stories this season on Tyneside, and we really need two or three of our top youngsters to come through this season, and fortify the Newcastle squad, which is still too small.
We would back Gael Bigirimana to be one of those youngsters – for sure.
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