Newcastle on-loan midfielder Mehdi Abeid picked up a Greek Cup Winners medal at the weekend, with Panathinaikos getting a 4-1 win over PAOK Salonika, and Swedish International striker Marcus Berg scored a hat trick for the winners.
Mehdi Abeid – at Panathinaikos for the season
Nikos Karelis also scored for Panathinaikos, and Zvonimir Vukic scored PAOK Salonika’s consolation goal, after Mehdi Abeid brought down Lino inside the penalty box after 70 minutes, and Vukic converted the penalty.
Abeid has had a very successful loan spell this season in Greece, and he’s had first team football every week and has played 34 times with 8 goals and 7 assists for the Greek side.
Panathinaikos are 4th top of the Greek Super League at the moment on 66 points from 34 games, and they are only three points behind second placed PAOK Salonika.
Olympiakos are running away with the title (again) with a massive 86 points from 34 games, and they are 17 points ahead of PAOK Salonika.
And news today in the Chronicle that Newcastle officials are very happy with the progress being made by the Algerian U23 International, and will give the young midfielder every chance in pre-season, to show just how much he has progressed playing for the Greek side this season.
Mehdi has five appearances for Newcastle United – so far – and the youngster turns 22 in early August.
After the game and cup win on Saturday, this is what Mehdi had to say:
“I have made progress as a player and as a man.” “It has been a fantastic season.”
Newcastle could loan out their younger players more regularly, so they can get first team football and have a chance to show what they can do – and they should progress much more quickly than playing for the Newcastle U21 side all season.
What do you think?