This Newcastle Youngster Just A Terrific Pro – Pardew

One Newcastle youngster who will not be going out on loan this season is 19 year-old Gael Bigirimana, who has been the most successful youngster at Newcastle,  since arriving for £1M from Coventry last summer.

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Gael Bigirimana – after scoring against Wigan Athletic

And with some of his displays this season, he has already shown he will be pushing for a first team place very soon, and he is likely to be in the squad that travels to Russia for the game on Thursday night, when we play FC Anzhi Makhachkala in the first game of our two-legged Europa League tie with them.

Alan Pardew has been talking about the Europa League in the Sunday Sun this morning, and this is what he had to say about the teenager:

“I never saw the competition as a distraction.” “I was criticized for some of the teams I put out, but every time I put out a team to win.” “I did go with younger players because I had no option at times and they played terrifically well.”

“We were only really up against it when we were in Bordeaux and lost 2-0. The table was dead by then and we did not play to our maximum that night.” “If I had to pick out a player who really emerged from the run it would be Gael Bigirimana.”

“In terms of a young player who was called upon to do a difficult job, he did really well and announced his arrival here.” “He has not had many chances, but he handled the group stage games and that was a step up for him. Bigi is a great lad and a terrific pro.”

Gael Bigirimana has quickly become attached to Newcastle and their great history, and he also seems a bit of a character,  and nearly always has a big smile on his face, and we truly believe this lad will be a first team starter in the not too distant future.

He’s not only already a good player but takes in everything Alan Pardew tells him, and he is hungry to learn,  and those are the characteristics of great players – they continue to learn the game and improve on the skills they have – so they can become better players.

We don’t expect this lad to go out on loan this season, and he is currently being groomed by Alan Pardew for the Newcastle first team.

For the record Gael has already played 23 times for Newcastle with one terrific goal against Wigan Athletic.

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8 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 3, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Having to drive to work everyday with catchy from Norway is too good for Ashley.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 3, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #2

    From previous
    Bills,Hopefully when pre season comes around and the squad is strengthened further maybe he can try Santon on the left side of midfield in a few friendlies, a position that seems to be gathering momentum on here.

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 3, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #3

    you people I just can’t understand you
    you guys always tell that Simpson is a good defender but can’t attack now you got good defenders who can attack but now you want them to defend more make up your mind or shut up

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 3, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #4

    Roshans on fire !

  • Dennis Twice

    Mar 3, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #5

    Attack Gael Attack Attack!

  • dmac

    Mar 3, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #6

    I never said Simmo was a good defender…

  • bills-son

    Mar 3, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #7

    dmac – you saying Cabaye wss ‘shocking’ yesterday is a joke.

    Yes, his cormers were poor, but his all round game – especially in the secoind half – was outstanding and this was probably his best performance of the season.

  • Anita Go PeePee

    Mar 4, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #8

    As much as I like the guy’s work-rate and personality, I simply don’t feel he’s going to be good enough for the level we’re aiming to be at. Let alone the fact he’s gonna have to get past the likes of Tiote, Cabaye, Anita and Sissoko to earn himself a spot in the starting 11. If he’s happy getting a runout in cup games and sitting on the bench every other week, then I’m happy to have him in the set-up, but I’d have thought he’d rather set his sights on getting into, for example, Reading’s first team.


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