Perez Takes Step Up – I Am Very Happy With Things


New players at Newcastle always seem to do well in International competition once they have arrived on Tyneside, and last night in Belgrade Remy Cabella started his first game for France in the 1-1 friendly against Serbia, and our young 21 year-old winger Ayoze Perez made his debut for the Spanish U21 side on Thursday night, when he was brought on as a sub after 63 minutes.

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Ayoze Perez in action at Hillsborough in pre-season

This is the boy’s first ever appearance for his country, and he played well in his sub appearance in the 1-0 win over Hungary in the European Championship qualifier.

We’ve been pleasantly surprised by Perez so far, and he looks a good young player in the making who is threat on goal, and along with young Rolando Aarons, Remy Cabella and Daryl Janmaat – those may be the pick of the bunch so far of the newcomers to the first team squad this summer – although it’s still very early in the season.

Perez has managed to get himself into the 18 man quad for Newcastle’s game so far, and he has looked lively and skillful when he has been given a chance, and he could quickly improve on Tyneside.

This is what Perez has said about his International debut:

“I did not expect to be called up.” “This has been a greatly appreciated surprise and an immense joy when I found out.” “For any young man representing his country is the best thing.”

“In little time I have experienced many changes, although I can’t ask for more.” “In Newcastle things are going well and now my new team-mates of the U-21s have welcomed me very well.”

“I am very happy with the way things are going.” “I want to add my two cents to help my teammates. My characteristics are more in attack and I consider myself a fast and able player. It’s time to make the most of our time.”

Newcastle may not have a top side at the moment, but we are still a (very) high-profile club with a tremendous history, and players who arrive on Tyneside always seem to get a lot of exposure.

As we have found out over the last couple of weeks that can be good or bad, and for players to succeed in a Newcastle shirt they need to be  mentally strong, and to be able to take not only the plaudits they get on Tyneside, but also the criticism.

Perez hopefully can do that – and if we are to thrive this season, Newcastle need to see our new players like Perez and others quickly adjust to the rigors of the English game.

It’s so far so good for Ayoze, and we hope this lad can come through for us big time this season, and maybe even push for a full Spanish cap in the not too distant future?

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5 comments so far

  • BuckLuck

    Sep 8, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Give the lad a new manager!

    Thump: Zambiantoons insights might not be very intriguing, but he’s dead right though. You don’t need many words to write the obvious.

    Pardew out 😉

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Sep 8, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #2

    Ayoze already looks a tricky character. I just hope he isn’t ruined as well through lack of support and movement around him which will affect his confidence.

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  • gazza85

    Sep 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #3

    Calls for Pardew out are a waste of time tbh (not that I disagree he needs to go).

    We need Ashley to leave or he’ll just replace Pardew with more of the same, Pulis!? Bruce!? Moyes!? Names who don’t exactly excite very much plus in all honesty none of whom would probably want to work under Ashley.

    We’ll end up with a dinosaur looking for one last payday or a lower league manager who can’t believe his luck (ala Pardew himself or Hockaday at Leeds).

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  • firebug666

    Sep 8, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s just amazing how well these players do for their respective countries, but show us little under the inept one.

    Surly the manager (and I use the word lightly) can see that if the players are given their proper roles on the pitch they will settle more quickly, and produce the kind of football we should be playing.

    More to the point, Ashley should be able to see that the inept one is out of his depth at Newcastle and needs to be replaced.

    The other thing is, normally when stuff is written about the club, players or manager that is on the less positive side, the club pounce to rebuff the stories and ban the author and his employers from the club. There has been a lot written over the last two weeks but nothing from the club itself.

    The inept one as expected has gone into hiding after his transfer deadline day comments. ” We have our targets it just about the finance”, ” If we ship anyone out we will replace them”, and is unlikely to surface before his pre-match interview for Southampton.

    Maybe he is supervising the builders who are creating an 18 foot wall around his house.

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  • Toonfan_Ew Ew

    Sep 8, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #5

    Gazza85 #3 – I understand where you’re coming from. But Pardew, for me, is the worst of the worst. No one can be as bad as him. His handling of MYM, Marveaux and HBA has been atrocious, he’s criticised the fans/ embarrassed the club on numerous occasions, and the football played in our first four games shows little change from that played last season. Over the last 3.5 years unwanted records have been broken. It’s just gone past the point of worrying about getting another ‘dinosaur’ in. But can Pulis, Moyes and Bruce be as useless as Pardew?! They’re all far more respected than Pardew for one…

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