Sammy Ameobi has been interviewed in the local press today, and he says his best position is playing out on the wing, but he is keen to add he will play anywhere Alan Pardew asks him to play.
Papiss Cisse and Sammy Ameobi – after that freak goal against WBA
It seems the Newcastle manager has asked Sammy to take on players when he can, and of course his run through the middle against Club Brugge at home a couple of weeks ago, set up Gabby Obertan for the goal that won us that game – and a valuable 3 points in the Europa League.
Sammy see himself as a winger and he had this to say in the local press this morning:
“I enjoy playing on the wing. I like to run at people and I get to do that more on the wings. That’s the position I prefer, but I’ll play anywhere the manager asks me to.”
“Ever since I came through the ranks, it’s Shola who has encouraged me to take people on. The main part of my game is to create chances for others.” “Shola has encouraged me to get at them, and if I lose the ball that’s something that comes with the game. “
I’m not going to get through every time, but I’ll keep taking on players.” “I still have got a long way to go. I am only now in a position where I have just started to play for the first team. I am not getting ahead of myself in any way.”
“I am just on the verge but I feel that I am past that point where I am the new kid on the block.” “I am here to start making a difference now and showing that I want to get to the top and make a difference in games.”
“There is no room for error really so hopefully I can do that.”
Ameobi had to pull out of the England U21 International against Northern Ireland yesterday, which England won 2-0, and it’s a pity he picked up a hamstring injury last Thursday night in Brugge.
We have to hope Sammy will be back soon, because right now it’s all hands to the pump for Newcastle players, and we will try to get our season back on track against Swansea City on Saturday – with a good win.
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