Luuk de Jong has given his first interview for nufcTV, and anybody who has a subscription – it’s certainly worth taking a look – and he seems a really nice guy and Luuk of course is very aware that he has to prove himself at Newcastle through the rest of the season.
Luuk de Jong – first thing we have to do is get him to smile
Luuk was interviewed by Anthony Marshall, the Newcastle United Managing Editor and when asked if he knew anything about the rather important Sunderland game on Saturday – this is what he had to say:
“People have told me already about the Sunderland game – it’s a really big game – and I like playing big games and it’s nice to start a game like that.“
“We have to win this game, otherwise we cannot walk around the streets.” “I will be happy to score – but if we win the game I’ll be happy too, but if I can get a goal that would be a dream come true.”
It’s very likely that Luuk will get some playing time on Saturday against an improving Sunderland side, and he made it clear throughout the interview he had come to Newcastle to play games.
Luuk talked about visiting St. James’ Park six years ago as a 17 year-old, and said he was amazed with the atmosphere generated by the fans – he aint seen nothing yet (as they say).
We hope Luuk can regain his form by getting playing time through the end of the season, and you have to remember you don’t become a bad player overnight.
The thing that was against Luuk in Germany was that the Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien Favre just didn’t rate him, and didn’t play him.
And that gets a bit hard when you are in that kind of situation – whoever you are.
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