18 year-old Gael Bigirimana, our new signing from Reading is not only a very good player already, but he seems very hungry to learn and he has already said he regards the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, as a father figure.
Gael Bigirimana – future Newcastle star player?
The Burundi-born midfielder made his staring debut in the Premier League at Reading on Saturday, and certainly didn’t look out of place, and it could be that this lad will be the find of the season for Newcastle, as he will only improve with first team games, and all the advice he is getting from Newcastle’s top stars Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote.
And Gael has revealed that Alan Pardew was not too happy at all in the dressing room after the game, and he made that quite clear to the Newcastle stars – that the performance at the Majedski Stadium on Saturday simply wasn’t good enough.
This is what Gael told the local Newcastle press today:
“The gaffer wasn’t pleased. He expects high standards from ourselves.” “The manager expects us to perform and play as a team, and these next three games are vital.” “These points are vital. Hopefully, we’ll improve and give more out there.”
“We probably didn’t deserve a point, but we’ll take it.” “I just give thanks to God, and thank the manager for giving me the opportunity.” “There were experienced players on the bench, but he had faith in me.” “I did what he asked and it was a good day for me.”
“The manager believes in me, and I’m just going to keep making him proud and working hard.” “I just take each day and game as it comes.” “I want to keep my head down, keep learning and keep playing football.” “Demba’s on form now and getting his goals.”
“Hopefully that can continue.”
It seems that Pardew is a big fan of the 18 year-old, and he could get a lot of first team games this season for the Magpies, and he should be such a better player come the end of this season, and to think we got him for just £1M – another bargain buy for Newcastle.
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