It’s obvious that 21 year-old Newcastle left-back Davide Santon has a very high opinion of his manager Alan Pardew, and he rates Alan alongside Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho.
Davide Santon – has a high opinion of Newcastle manager
And Davide knows all about Jose Mourinho, since the former Chelsea and Porto manager was his coach at Inter-Milan, and in fact gave him his debut for the Italian giants.
Davide left Inter-Milan for Newcastle in the summer of last year for around £5M, and he is now the starting left back at the Magpies, and has looked good so far this season.
And the Italian International credits Pardew for handling him so well after he first arrived at Newcastle, at 20 years old, and in a new country, and he didn’t speak English.
This is what Davides said on Gazzetta dello Sport today:
“Pardew is a great coach with a lot in common with Jose Mourinho,” “He’s scrupulous, he teaches football, he knows tactics and opponents.”
“The first few months were not easy. I didn’t speak the language and coach Pardew kept me on the bench for some time.” “He explained I have to study the Premier League. He was right, he protected my integration.”
“It won’t be easy to repeat last year’s win but we will try.” “It could be the right match for our Papiss Cisse.” “He has yet to score and United is the right opponent for him to loosen up.”
Papiss is yet to score in the Premier League this season, but has one goal in the Capital One Cup against Manchester United, and an excellent goal last Thursday in the Europa League against Bordeax.
We have Manchester United as the visitors tomorrow afternoon, and it would be great to go into the International break with a good win, or at the very least a very good performance from the lads.
But a win is what we really need, after the terrific showing of Newcastle against Bordeaux on Thursday night in the Europe League, that sent us top of Group D.
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