Adam Armstrong made his third appearance for his home town club Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon, and it was the first time the home crowd have seen the talented England U17 youngster, who looked good in those last ten minutes.
Adam Armstrong – making home debut on Saturday
The Newcastle-born youngster, who lives in Chapel House estate was buzzing after the game, and he said this about playing for the first team for the very first time ever – at St. James’ Park:
“It felt amazing to get out there,” “Like I always say, it’s a boy’s dream to play at St. James’ Park and I’m really happy, but at the end of the day it’s about the results and we didn’t get that so everyone’s gutted.”
“I had all my family and my friends here watching me which is just what you want really, it’s a really good feeling.” “It was a buzz, they were clapping when I was coming on. It was amazing, there’s nothing else I can say.”
“I’m just looking to work hard this week in training, and hopefully I can get in the squad for next week,” “If I do get on, that’s just a massive plus and it’d be amazing to play at the Emirates.”
“I see it as a challenge. Obviously I came on against Stoke last week and got a few touches of the ball, and got a few touches of the ball against Swansea, so it’s great. I’ve just got to keep working hard in training and hopefully keep getting in the squad.”
“Maybe I can get a start – we’ll see how things go in training, see that I’m working hard, see what the gaffer thinks, and hopefully I can, but you never know.”
Newcastle fans don’t have too much to crow about at the moment, but Adam Armstrong is a very exciting local youngster, who has always looked good in his short three cameo appearances for the side, and it would be interesting to see how Adam would do if he starts a game.
The 17 year-old will be representing England in Malta next month in the European U17 Championships, along with young goalkeeper Freddie Woodman – so we’ll be watching how our two lads do in those games, but they were both outstanding for England in the Elite qualifying rounds last month.
We’d love to see Adam start at the Emirates next Monday night, but we cannot see Alan Pardew doing that, and he will probably want to keep his faith in the more experienced players available.
What do you think?