Adam Armstrong made his first team debut for Newcastle United on Saturday, and it could be a momentous occasion for a young player who has great potential, and hopefully Adam can become a regular Newcastle first team player before too long.
Adam Armstrong shoots over the bar at Fulham
Certainly he has amazing potential and John Carver has said today he is a natural goalscorer.
Adam hails from Chapel Hill estate where I used to live when I was still in Newcastle (had to look it up – but we lived at 8 Coldside Gardens – and yes it was cold), before I left for IBM in Hursley, and the young budding star had this to say in the Chronicle today:
“It was a disappointing result.” “Obviously the lads done really well but couldn’t get through at the end. I am absolutely buzzing to get on and make my Premier League debut.”
“This is what it’s all about.” “As a young kid this is what you want to do.” “For me to get here and come on is just amazing.” “I can’t believe it – I’m buzzing.”
Armstrong has just been selected once again for the the England Under-17 squad, this time for the European Championships in the Czech Republic this summer, so that’s something we’ll keep an eye on – as well as the World Cup in Brazil of course.
Adam won the Wor Jackie trophy at the Sport Newcastle awards event just last Monday, and John Carver, who also gave 18 year-old Charles N’Zobgbia his Newcastle debut ten years ago – had this to say about the 17 year-old:
“The thing about Adam is, he’s a young lad who is level-headed. He won’t get carried away by it. He will get his head down and continue to work hard.
“This is just a taste of what could happen for him. If he has a career in the game, then great.” “The last guy I gave a debut to was Charles N’Zobgia in the 3-0 win against Blackburn when I was caretaker.”
“He went on to make a decent career. Hopefully Adam can too.”
If Luuk de Jong and Papiss Cisse are having trouble scoring again on Saturday, we’d love to see this lad brought on – and maybe even for the whole of the second half.
That would be great to see.
What do you think?