Both Alan Pardew and John Carver have been on nufvTV and talked about 18 year-old North Shields local lad Adam Campbell, who made his second first team appearance for Newcastle on Sunday, and his first in the Premier League.
Adam Campbell when younger
The Newcastle manager thinks he’s a great representative of Newcastle United:
“”We’ve got such high hopes for him.” :He’s a terrific representative for this football club.” “Forget how good he’s going to be – he’s a lovely little kid, a lovely person from a lovely family and it was great for him.”
“Can you imagine coming on for eight minutes, he plays the simplest pass he’s ever played probably in his career to Sylvain Marveaux and Marveaux creates the goal.” “So the greatest pass he’ll ever play, he’s just played it.”
“But he’ll do something better than that. He’ll get a goal for us and smash one in the top corner one day and then hopefully we’ll have a real quality player on our hands.”
And Assistant Manager John Carver also spoke to nufcTV and talked about the 18 year-old 5’7″ striker:
“He loves this football club,” “He’s a proper local lad, he’s come through the system which is credit to Joe Joyce and all the staff that worked with him like Willie Donachie and Peter Beardsley.”
“He had a little bit of disappointment through the week because we pulled him out of the England squad to travel to Russia with us – which in a sense isn’t really that disappointing but he wasn’t able to represent his country.”
“And he almost got on on Thursday night at Anzhi Makhachkala, but the manager just changed his mind at the last minute. But to get on in a Premier League game at his age – we know he’s not the biggest but he’s got a lot of quality and that’s why he got his opportunity.”
“He deserves his opportunity. He’s been scoring goals in the under-21 team and I was so pleased for him.”
Adam Campbell is extremely well liked at Newcastle, and he seems to have a great chance of becoming a Newcastle star of the future.
We certainly hope so, because we always need at least one player in the team who is a local lad with that Geordie accent.
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