Since we’ve seen Vurnon Anita play for Newcastle, we’ve always thought he would come good at the club, once he settles down and gets used to the English way of playing football, and we noticed on Sunday he was pushed off the ball in the first half, but came fighting back to recover the ball just outside the Newcastle penalty area, and that shows that he knows what he needs to do in the Premier League.
Vurnon Anita – after scoring wonder goal at Club Brugge
Vurnon is not big at 5’6″ tall, and he says the work rate in the English Premier League is much higher than he’s used to in Holland, and he’s also been feeling it in his legs a bit during games, so he has to get that little bit fitter at Newcastle, than he’s ever been.
The 5 times caped Dutch International scored a phenomenal goal in Brugge last week, his first for the club, and he also had a very good game and was our Man of the Match in the 2-2 draw at Club Brugge.
Vurnon is still in the process of adjusting his game in England, and he talked about that in the local press today:
“It is very different.” “The play goes up and down, up and down.” “It is different and you feel it in your legs – you become tired more quickly than in Holland.”
“You must work hard in training and if you play, you must give everything.” “It is great and it is the biggest league in the world, so I am happy to play in it.”
“I have to adapt quickly and make it my own.” “It is very, very good – everybody is as one.” “That is good. Everybody is nice to each other and helps each other.”
“It is nice to be in that kind of dressing room.”
Like all good professionals Vurnon has an excellent attitude, and once this lad gets his game together he will be challenging for a starting position at either full-back or in defensive midfield, and we think he’s good enough to win a starting position in the team.
How do you rate Vurnon after a few months at Newcastle?
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