We put out an article yesterday saying that we weren’t sure that Davide Santon was the best left back we have at the club – at least not defensively, and David has come out today in the local press and said he wants to improve his play.
Davide Santon – wants to improve at Newcastle
And in fact in the poll we are running Davide is at the top followed by local lad Paul Dummett, who has always looked good when playing in the first team.
And yes, I screwed this one up (what again?) because I initially left young Massadio Haidara out …. oh well it must be that Alzheimer’s setting in.
Davide has both Paul Dummett and a number of other players who can play well at left back, but this lad has always had a good attitude and he wants to improve his game.
This is what the 22 year-old told the local press today:
“It’s my third year in Newcastle, and I’m happy here,” “I’m just 22, and I have to always improve. I have to make myself do better every game.”
“I have experience, and I know what I have to do in the game. I always do my best, and that is what I will do in the future.” “I won’t forget about last season,”
“We really have to think about this season, now we have three wins.” “Our away record is important. We have 10 points. We’re in a good position, but we can’t stop. We have to keep going and give 100%.”
“I think we played really well, especially in the first half,” “We came back with three points, which was really important.” “It was important on Saturday – all the team and the manager were under pressure.”
“We lost one game at home and one game away against Everton. We had a poor first half there.” “We had a winning mentality at Cardiff. Three points were what we wanted, especially before the internationals.”
“The fans were fantastic. They always support us everywhere we go.” “They’ve been fantastic in every single game, and they deserved this win.”
Good words there from the 8 times capped Italian International, who has now played 71 times for the Magpies.
We’re always amazed at the fantastic support Newcastle get on the road, and of course the traveling fans let it be known at half time at Everton that the performance from the team just wasn’t good enough and chanted “We want our money back.”
And in the next game and a half Newcastle have looked a good side and scored four goals and conceded one, but we cannot keep having the lapses that we had at Goodison Park.
It was of course just an excellent win on Saturday, but when league play continues after the International break we have a very tough game at home to Liverpool, which is a game we lost 6-0 last season.
We have to turn up against the Reds a week on Saturday, but it’s going to be tough for Newcastle to get anything out of that game against a slick-looking Liverpool side.
What do you think?
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