Siem de Jong was taken off after 33 minutes in the game against Wellington Phoenix today, but Newcastle still went on to win be a single goal scored by Yoan Gouffran after 41 minutes, and it was a looping header.
Siem de Jong – training down under
Before the game today Alan Pardew had this to say in the Shields Gazette:
“Siem is a player that I love, I love that type of player.” “I have had two players of that type at West Ham; Teddy Sheringham and Yossi Benayoun.¨
“They can make the game stand still and create time for the team.” “He is an important player for us and we hope he stays fit.”
It’s interesting that Alan talks about being able to keep Siem fit because he came off carrying some kind of injury , after he had been nursing a foot injury after the 4-0 win against Sydney FC on Tuesday night.
We still have to hear the state of the injuries – and it looks like Colo, Mehdi Abeid and young Ronaldo Aarons picked up some kind of injury ion the game today.
It was another good performance form the Newcastle side today, and the lads will be joined late next week by our other two signings – Remy Cabella and Daryl Janmaat.
Our four other signings Siem, Emmanuel Riviera, Jack Colback and Ayoze Perez all played in the game today in Wellington.
Here is the complete pre-season schedule for Newcastle, with the next game being at Sheffield Wednesday next Wednesday night.
|Tues 15 July||Oldham||Boundary Park, Oldham |
|Tues 22 July||Sydney FC||Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Sat 26 July||Wellingtom Phoenix||Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Wed 30 July||Sheffield Wednesday||Hillsborough, Sheffield|
|Sat Aug 2||Malaga CF||Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany|
|Sun Aug 3||Schalke 04||Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany|
|Tues Aug 5||Huddersfield||John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield|
|Sun Aug 10||Real Sociedad||St. James' Park, Newcastle|
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