Alan Pardew was interviewed on nufcTV immediately after the game last night, and he talked about 19 year-old Bigirimana, who came on at the beginning of the second half for Cheick Tiote, who had a slight strain in his leg, and Alan didn’t want to risk him.
Take that - Bigirimana shows wonderful technique as he rifles the ball home
But Bigi has a bright future at Newcastle, and he showed what an excellent player in the making he is, and scored a terrific goal with his left foot – his first goal ever in first class football.
And it came at a good time for Newcastle, After 71 minutes to put us 3-0 up and the 3 points were in the bag.
Alan talked about his young gun:
“I don’t think he’s ready though and he shouldn’t be playing in this team if I’m honest.” “He should be playing in our under-21 team, but we are in such a place that he gets an opportunity and you would like to think that he will take that.”
“He did more than that – it was a fantastic goal and something he will treasure for the rest of his life.”
Gael will probably start the game at Bordeaux on Thursday night, in our sixth and last in Group D of the Europa League.
And since we are already guaranteed second place at least in the group and therefore qualification through to the knock out rounds – we expect Pardew to start a largely second team in that game, and rest the first teamers for the important match at Craven Cottage next Monday night.
It would be great to get a second successive 3 points at Fulham next Monday.
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