One of the best Newcastle youngsters at the moment is 20 year-old Slovenian International Haris Vuckic, who was in the Slovenia squad for the World Cup qualifying game earlier this month, but didn’t get a game after picking up a slight injury while training with the squad.
Haris Vuckic – after scoring against Atromitos
But Haris already has good memories this season of the Europa League, after he came on to replace the injured Ryan Taylor in the 1-0 win at home to Greek Super League side Atromitos, and scored the goal that got Newcastle into the group stages of the competition.
We half expect Haris to get a start up front tomorrow night alongside Shola Ameobi, and the youngster had this to say today on the Newcastle web-site:
“I’m looking forward to the match.” “Hopefully I’ll get a chance and I can’t wait for the game. It’s going to be hard because the conditions are hot but we have a lot of energy in our team so we’re hoping to score as quickly as possible to put us in a good position for a positive result.”
“The heat is a bit hard but then you get used to it. I know it might be hard for us because we normally train in 15 degrees and then we come under the sun but you just have to go through it.” “That’s the Europa League and it’s an experience, so I think that’s positive because in this game you just become stronger.”
“We played well against Atromitos and we created a lot of chances.” “The second game was good for me. I scored a goal and I could have scored a couple more.” “But it was my first goal, which made me very happy and I’m looking forward to Thursday now. I’m here to score goals and hopefully I will.”
“I’m here now, I’ve trained hard and if I get a chance hopefully I will take it. I feel fit so everything is good.”
It will be a tough game for what will be a very young Newcastle side, and we’ll take anything but a defeat, as far as the result goes.
But it would be good to come away with all 3 points, and that would give the lads further confidence for the game at home to Norwich City on Sunday afternoon, after doing so well in the second half at Goodison Park on Monday night.
Two successive wins by Sunday night and Newcastle fans will be in much higher spirits than of late – and that’s got to be good. 😀
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