Alan Pardew has talked about the excellent performance of Adam Armstrong last night at Crystal Palace , when he almost scored a great goal and set up the winner quite brilliantly for Paul Dummett after 112 minutes, when Dummett dived in to head the ball home in great style, and 10 man Newcastle held on for a terrific win.
Adam Armstrong in action
Alan Pardew has some experience at the other clubs he has managed in bringing through good youngsters to the first team, although he hasn’t been too successful at that at Newcastle so far, but Alan has said that 17 year-old Adam Armstrong is a really special talent:
“If we were in a situation where we’re one-on-one with the goalkeeper and it was anyone at the football club, I’d like it to be him. That’s how confident I am in his finishing. He’s now got to get that game mentality. He will have learned a lot on Wednesday.”
“He almost scored an unbelievable goal, which he’s capable of. He’s going to be, we hope, a great talent for the club. He loves the football team and that shows. He gave everything and he could hardly move at the end.”
“He’s highly rated by England at that level, U-18. We see enough in training to know the potential of this player.” “I’ve seen it before with Shelvey, who had at Charlton. Mark Noble, Chamberlain all at 17 and I put him in that category.”
“But he’s got to do what they did. They all progressed and he needs to.” “I think he’s kind of a player that can play in two roles. He can play at the top of the pitch and he can build the play because his touch is fantastic.”
Newcastle were thinking Armstrong could go out on loan at some point this season, but with his good form and Newcastle lacking his creativity and goal-scoring abilities, it’s very likely he will stay at Newcastle as part of the first team squad this season.
Argentine striker Facundo Ferreyra has not (yet) come through as hoped, so Adam could find himself getting a few substitute appearances in Newcastle’s upcoming crucial games at Stoke City and Swansea City.
Newcastle still haven’t won a league this season but we have won two League Cup ties – but we must get a win in one of our next two Premier League games.
Hopefully Adam Armstrong can help us do just that.
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