We were sorry we didn’t see young local striker Adam Campbell get a run out last night, because with his skill and speed he could have played havoc with the Club Brugge defense.
Adam Campbell – pushing for first team place
They were having enough trouble with wingers Sammy Ameobi and Gabby Obertan, so we thought that Adam could cause them some problems at the back.
It seems the Newcastle manager was also disappointed he couldn’t get Adam into the game, and Alan Pardew has said today this lad will be pushing for the first team this season:
“I was a little bit disappointed I could not get Campbell on to the pitch because in him, Sammy, Bigi and Fergie we have four players who are going to threaten this first team.”
“Make no mistake, young Adam has been pushing for a place and was probably unlucky not to feature.” “We are looking strong and we have to make sure those young players evolve.”
Adam Campbell reminds us a bit of Michael Owen when Michael was 17 back in 1997, but Adam is a little quicker but has the same goal-scoring prowess that Michael had early in his career.
Michael Owen after scoring wonder goal against Argentina in 1998
That was before Michael had all those hamstring problems which slowed him down significantly, and he became more ordinary.
A slower Michael Owen wasn’t half the player he had been, but he was given his chance at Liverpool in August of 1997, and made the England squad for the World Cup in 1998 in France, and played alongside Newcastle’s Alan Shearer and scored a wonder goal in the quarter-final defeat against Argentina.
We’d like to see Adam given his chance at Newcastle in the Premier League – and sooner rather than later – we think he can surprise a lot of people.
What do you think?
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