It’s strange how things unfold sometimes, but before Sunday’s game we thought that Massadio Haidara would give Davide Santon a run for his money for the left-back spot, but now unfortunately our French 20 year-old is crocked, and he may not play again this season.
Davide Santon accosted by Sissoko after his first goal for Newcastle
It’s a cruel world sometimes, and we’ll need to keep Massadio’s spirits up as he recovers form his injury, although just how bad it is we don’t know yet.
And as fate would have it, Davide Santon had a very good game on Sunday, and he scored a great goal for the club – his first – and to us he looks like a decent right winger, which is where he started his career before Jose Mourinho put him at left back for Inter-Milan four years ago.
Alan Pardew was singing the lad’s praises today:
“I thought Davide was terrific.” “He did a lot of really great things which we take for granted.”“We did a lot of things well, and ended up with nothing.”
And Davide was our Man of the Match on Sunday, just edging out Steven Taylor, who has been in tremendous form recently.
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It’s good that Alan has given praise to Davide – because he deserves it, and this lad also seems so committed to Newcastle United.
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