Everything seems to be going well for Newcastle’s veteran striker Shola Ameobi, as he is currently a starter for his home town club Newcastle, and he has helped Nigeria qualify for the World Cup finals in Brazil next summer, and as long as he stays fit Shola is a certainty to be in the Nigerian squad, and take part in his first World Cup.
Shola Ameobi – everything going his way right now
Alan Pardew has always been a believer in the 32 year-old, even though Shola has always been inconstant, and in one game he looks a world beater and then in the next game he doesn’t show at all.
This is what Alan said about Ameobi today:
“It really is an exciting time for Shola. You can see that in him and his performances recently have reflected that. He’s had a real boost to his career and we are getting the benefits of that and so are Nigeria.”
“On his day, all Newcastle fans will tell you no one can deal with him. What Shola needs to show is that consistency to do it every week in our shirt. He has the shirt at the moment and he has to keep it.”
“Most times footballers are put into this category where they’re not particularly bright, they’ve not really got a personality you would aspire to. Well Shola is the complete opposite to that.”
“You could put him in any environment, any school, any political field and he could hold his own. It is that intelligence that he brings to the dressing room and the team. He also has an experience of this club that a lot of players here don’t have.”
“He is a top top player. He is in form and could be a surprise package in the World Cup who will do well on that stage. Shola has been fantastic for this football club in more ways than one. I don’t know about an ambassadorial role for him. He could be Prime Minister with his personality.”
“Last year I had a lot of players in my first team who had only played a handful of games for the club, and his experience, especially in games likes this weekend against Norwich, where the emphasis is really going to be on us to win, is a really important part of the group.”
Shola will be up front with Loic Remy again tomorrow for Newcastle, and he has a chance to score his first league goal of the season.
And all our French players as well as Shola, Cheick Tiote and Tim Krul will be on a high right now, after their countries have qualified for the World Cup in Brazil.
The key for Newcastle is that they play tomorrow against Norwich as they did against Chelsea and Tottenham in the last two games and if the lads can do that tomorrow – we should be able to get a good result – and even the win the fans crave.
3 points tomorrow would be terrific.
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