Adam Armstrong has given a long interview on the Newcastle web-site today, and he says he was a bit nervous for his first start ever for Newcastle United, but he’s been getting a lot of the headlines in the last day or two, after he did so well for Newcastle and set up our first goal for Manu Riviere, and then the winner for Paul Dummett in extra time.
Adam Armstrong – had very good game for Newcastle
Manager Alan Pardew has praised his performance, but Pardew is also wary that he must keep his head down and his feet firmly on the floor, and not get carried away by any early successes.
This is what Adam said on the Newcastle web-site::
“I’ve supported Newcastle since I was a little kid so this means everything. My dad has taken me to games as a fan and has also watched all my matches.”
“He was there at Palace, and it was just amazing to pull on the shirt and play a part for the team, especially from the start.” “I got told on Tuesday morning that I would be starting,”
“I was so pleased to get the chance to show the manager what I can do, and hopefully I did that.” “We went to a hotel before the game and I couldn’t get to sleep because I was far too excited. I wanted to be out there straight away.”
“I was a bit nervous as well before the game, but I just kept telling myself it was just another game and to bring what I do in the U21s into the first team.”
“You’ve got to picture it that way and can’t get over-awed by it. The pressure is on you and you have to stay calm and keep your nerve.”
“Two assists wasn’t bad, I guess,” “For it to go to extra-time was really hard on the lads but we came through in the end and it was a great victory.”
“When they scored their equalizer, and then we went down to ten men soon after, it would have been easy to feel sorry for ourselves, but we kept our heads up, kept battling and got the goal we needed.”
“It shows our spirit. Everyone here is together, working as one to get results and I’m delighted we managed to do it.” “On a personal level, it’s all about chipping in for the team and hopefully next time I will be able to get a few goals.”
“It would be great to be involved against Manchester City in the next round. The Capital One Cup is great for young players like me to try and impress.”
Those are good words from the 17 year-old, and Adam is now likely to play some part in the game at Stoke City next Monday night, and that game will be televised live around the world.
It would be a good time for Adam to continue to show what he can do for this Newcastle side – and a win would be just great.
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