Newcastle manager Alan Pardew seemed delighted by the overall Newcastle United display yesterday down under, and especially for the young players who got an outing against Sydney FC.
Adam Armstrong after scoring great goal against Sydney FC
They included 17 year-old Adam Armstrong – who looks one for the future – and he combined brilliantly with 19 year-old striker Adam Campbell, for Newcastle’s fourth goal after 82 minutes.
This is what Alan Pardew told the Shields Gazette today:
“In the last friendly at Oldham, they didn’t do so well,” “But they all showed up well. I was really pleased. Armstrong got a fantastic goal.”
“He won the European Championships with England’s U-17s, and you could see he’s got real quality.It was a good night and a great crowd.”
“We’ve really enjoyed it so far,” “We can only sum it up at the end.” “We’ve got five or six days left. We’re looking forward to going to Wellington now.”
“Dunedin have been fantastic hosts, and the stadium is terrific.” “The town can be really proud of the stadium.”The people have been so friendly.”
Armstrong has so far made 4 appearances for the first team at the end of last season, and he starred in the England U17 European Championship triumph in May of this year, along with our young goalkeeper Freddie Woodman.
We are hoping that Adam can make this breakthrough next season, maybe along with Adam Campbell too – and Newcastle desperately need to show that we can bring top youngsters through the ranks on Tyneside.
We haven’t been too successful in doing that over the last seven years.
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