Adam Armstrong is one of the best youngsters we have at Newcastle at the moment, and he starred for the England U17 side last week as they won all their group games, and helped England qualify for the finals of the European U17 Championships to take place in Malta next month by scoring the first goal in the 2-1 win over Italy.
Adam Armstrong – scoring against Italy U17
Young goalkeeper Freddie Woodman, son of the Newcastle gatekeeping coach Andy, also played in all three games and was also one of the England stars in those games.
This is what Adam has said in the local papers today about the Premier League, after making his debut at Fulham:
“The Premier League, although I only had a little taste, is so fast.” “They are bigger and better players than I’ve ever faced, but there’s not much difference to playing international football.”
“You have to work out early what their strengths and weaknesses are ,and go off that and adapt your game to get the better of them.”
It will be interesting to see if Adam gets on the bench on Saturday against Manchester United, and we hope he does after that pitiful performance against Southampton on Saturday which was simply an unacceptable performance from a Newcastle United side.
Maybe Pardew should look to the future and try to give Adam a few appearances in the last few games of the season – and at least Adam is part of Newcastle’s futures.
After seeing some woeful performances from some Newcastle players over the last few weeks. that cannot be said for everybody in the Newcastle first team squad at the moment, and a big clear-out is expected in the summer, after a very disappointing year so far.
In our 13 league games this year we have only 4 wins and one draw – 13 points – and have scored only 9 goals and conceded 23. 🙁
In our first 13 games of last year we had five wins and a draw – 16 points – so we did better last year when we were struggling against relegation.
And while we know that Sunderland are really struggling with relegation this season, and we are doing a lot better than our local rivals who still have only 25 points, those figures are simply not good enough for Newcastle United.
Maybe Adam can cheer the fans up in the last few games, of what is turning out to be a disappointing season.
What do you think?