When Curtis Good was omitted from the Australian World Cup squad last Wednesday because of his hip injury, the Australia manager Ange Postecoglou criticized Newcastle, because he thought the injury had not been treated correctly, and Curtis is now back in England getting treatment for the injury he picked up on his Australian debut on March 5th against Ecuador, and he had a fantastic first appearance for his country in that game – according to Ange.
Curtis Good - in his debut for Australia against Ecuador
But Curtis in his interview over the weekend with Goal Australia has not criticized the Tyneside club, and this is what he
said yesterday about potentially playing in the Newcastle first team::
“It’s definitely an ambition, ever since I’ve gone to the UK,” “But if it doesn’t happen this year we’ll look for another loan and go from there. I’m always improving, every loan I’ve had, I feel like I’ve improved and experienced new things.”
“Newcastle try and keep in touch as much as possible,” “Hopefully it’s not usually about a fitness issue. I did my rehab back with Newcastle at the time. “
“When I’m playing I’m keeping in contact after the games and they try and watch you as much as they can, which is important for you because you obviously want to impress your parent club as well, where you’re trying to break into the first team. It’s good to know they’re watching.”
“I think the Scottish league is a good place to be honest,” “Players have come through and kicked on, whether that’s to the Premier League or the national team.”
“It’s a great place to learn your trade as a youngster, it’s completely different to the A-League. It’s important when you’re young to experience it all as well, otherwise you get a shock when you’re a bit older.”
“I think it’s always good to play at a high tempo, you get that in Scotland, where people put you under pressure,” “For me personally I think it was good to get up there and play those games.”
Curtis is now 21 years old and he seems to be a smashing lad, and it could be next season when he makes a break through at Newcastle, and he’s highly regarded in Australia as a potential future star of the national side, and he’s also well-regarded at Newcastle.
He made his debut for Newcastle at Morecambe last year, and after a nervous first 20 minutes he settled down well and had a good game, and he has a very good left foot, and at the time manager Alan Pardew said it was good to have a left footed central defender in the squad.
And Newcastle need one of their youngsters to come though soon into the first team, and it would be great if the young Australian can do that.
That would be great.