Luuk de Jong didn’t score on Saturday for Newcastle, but we must say this lad looks a very good player in a Newcastle shirt, and seems to ooze class, and while he didn’t score at Hull – which is always the measure of a striker – Alan Pardew thought he had a terrific game with his all-round performance.
Luuk de Jong – in the middle – he had terrific game at Hull
It was a fantastic win by Newcastle, and it’s been spoiled by Pardew’s antics, but we also need to report on the win – and the fact Newcastle have now won two games in a row, and Saturday was the best performance by a Newcastle team since Yohan Cabaye left us.
This is what Alan told the Shields Gazette in a rare interview about the actual game at Hull:
“We set the team up to be fast on the break, but we had to be strong defensively.” “Luuk had a lot of responsibility on Huddlestone.”
“I thought he had a terrific game for us. He impressed with his all-round performance.” “Obviously, Mapou came in for Colo.”
“I thought Mapou and Luuk deserved special praise as well as Moussa, who had an outstanding game.”
Not only did Luuk play very well, but Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa had one of those games at the back, when he was steady and sure, and looked a very good player – so we hardly seemed to miss Colo on Saturday.
This is the type of performance Mapou needs to keep putting in at the club, and not those in which he seems prone to making wild tackles in and around the penalty area.
But the truth is there were lots and lots of positives to take out of the game on Saturday in the fantastic 4-1 away win – and two goal Moussa Sissoko of course was simply awesome.
How much did we pay for him again? 😀
It also seems that Pardew likes what he sees in the young Dutch striker on loan from Borrusia Monchengladbach.
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