Siem de Jong has already impressed at Newcastle and there’s not many players who score their first goal for the club after only being on the filed for 14 minutes but that’s just exactly what Siem did last Tuesday at Oldham when he brilliantly rifled the ball into the top right hand corner of the net after his free kick had rebounded off the wall.
Siem de Jong – after scoring brilliant goal at Oldham
You talk about talent and technique.
And Luuk has already been given some responsibilities by manager Alan Pardew and he is now one of our two vice captains – Cheick Tiote being the other one – who played well last season when he was captain of the side in Colo’s absence.
This is what Siem has said today:
“I’m vice-captain together with Cheick Tiote, and also captain at Ajax for the last two years,” “For me that’s a nice step to come here and get these responsibilities from the start.¨
“Hopefully, I can pay it back.” “It feels good,” “I had a pretty good welcome.¨ “Of course I knew a couple of players – Vurnon Anita and Tim Krul – and my brother also played half a season here last year.¨
“I heard a lot about the club.¨ “I heard it was a really big club.¨ “I always wanted to play in the Premier League, so for me it was a great step.¨
“It’s a great challenge for me personally, but also for me and the team.”
Siem could turn out to be a terrific signing for us, and he can take over the mantle of becoming the withdrawn striker – the role Yohan Cabaye was so successful in, when he scored 5 goals in the last seven games he played for Newcastle, before leaving for PSG in January.
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