We were really impressed with the substitute performance of Ayoze Perez on Saturday afternoon, and he did a lot of good work running at the Leicester defense, and then after 85 minutes, the young Spaniard brilliantly set up Papiss Cisse, when he beat a couple of players in the box and sent over a perfectly weighted cross, but Papiss Cisse could only head the ball straight at the goalkeeper. 🙁
Ayoze Perez in action against Leicester City
Perez finished second in our Man of the Match poll to Gabby Obertan, who also had an excellent game, and of course the Frenchman scored the winner for us in great style – maybe that was Gabby’s best game ever for the Magpies?
The young Perez has already won his first ever cap for the Spanish U21 side against Hungary last month, and he has recently been nominated for two of the Liga de Fútbol Professionals most prestigious awards.
Top world stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta and goalkeeper Thiabut Courtois are also up for awards at next week’s ceremony in Madrid.
Pardew thinks Perez isn’t ready to start Premier League games yet, but the manager has complimentary words to say about the 21 year-old, who has looked a very good player at Newcastle and seems a bargain buy.
“He can create moments,” “He doesn’t really understand the Premier League yet, and he’s not quite right physically ready.”
“But as our fans would have seen in the little cameos he’s had, he’s got fantastic technique and he created chances for us.”
Perez scored four goals against Carlisle United earlier this month, and this is one of the goals – where he beats a host of defenders before slotting the ball home, and then he turns away as if he does this stuff every day – maybe he does in training; 😀
Ayoze looks like an excellent signing for Newcastle, and he was brought in as one for the future, but he is quickly making a name for himself on Tyneside.
Perez has nine appearances for the Newcastle first team so far this season, so he tends to get an outing in most of our games – so we just hope the lad is brought on early in the second half at Spurs on Sunday – this youngster looks like he can be a potential match winner for Newcastle.
Maybe on Sunday?
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