Davide Santon arrived at Newcastle just less than two years ago for just over £5M from Inter-Milan, and Davide returned to training this week, and seems upbeat about Newcastle and what we can do next season.
Davide Santon – very upbeat about Newcastle
Davide was interviewed yesterday on nufcTV, and he talked about becoming a new father, his ambitions for Newcastle and the fact that he loves the city.
This is some of what the 22 year-old Italian International had to say:
“When I came here from Inter, the dream was to play in Europe at St James’s Park.” “We did that. Now the dream is to go back there.”
“Newcastle is a big club and we have all of the resources to play in those big games. We have great fans, and we are a well-supported team like Inter.”
“We know we have to improve on last season.” “We have shown we have a good team here. I feel like we are a team that can beat anybody, especially at St James’s Park, when we have our full team available with no injuries.”
“I came here to play in Europe, and this club should be in Europe,” “One day I hope to go back to the San Siro wearing a black and white shirt.”
“That would be the ultimate dream for me.” “I love the city very much,” “I have my girlfriend here.” “When I first arrived here, I had my family with me. But now I feel at home.”
We watched the film on Thursday on Newcastle’s web site of the players returning to the Benton training grounds, and Davide was going around shaking everybody’s hand and slapping people on the back – it was like the first day back at school – and he really seemed to be happy to be back with his team mates.
Davide really feels at home at Newcastle, and of course it helps to have a Geordie girlfriend and now a new baby.
Things are a little somber at the moment on Tyneside, mainly because of our inability to bring a top striker into the club, but our squad is very strong and striker may be the only position we have to strengthen in the summer,
Davide has proved himself to be a good player for Newcastle, and in his first two seasons on Tyneside he has 65 appearances and one goals at Wigan., and he has 8 full caps for Italy.
We are expecting big things from the Italian this coming season.
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