We thought Davide Santon had a good game at Chelsea, and it’s the first time we’ve seen the 22 year-old in a position other than in one of the full-back positions.
Alan Pardew – Davide Santon was terrific
At his press conference on Monday for the Tottenham game on Wednesday, Alan Pardew talked about the game at Chelsea on Saturday, and said there were some good things that came out of the game:
“The players we had gave everything against a really superior Chelsea on the day, in terms of the quality they had to call upon.”
“So I was pleased in terms of the attitude of the players – we tried to attack the game but it was very difficult for us.”
“Some of the performances were very good for us – Davide Santon in midfield – his stats replicate what the naked eye told me – that he did terrific in there, and that’s another string in our bow.”
“Paul Dummett and Sammy Ameobi played well, and we can take that forward and these guys need these games, so there were some benefits to take out of the game.”
Sammy Ameobi was our Man of the Match and Luuk de Jong was second with captain for the day Moussa Sissoko in third place.
And with Cheick Tiote still out, we will probably see Davide Santon in central midfield against Spurs – maybe it’s a new position for the Italian International?
It’s going to be very tough to take something out of this game, however.
What do you think?
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