Nobody knows more about scoring Premier League goals than the great Alan Shearer, who is the leading scorer in the league with a massive 260 goals in just 441 Premier League games, including a record 11 hat tricks.
Alan Shearer after scoring one of his 206 goals for Newcastle in 404 appearances
Which one was it?
Next in line is another Newcastle striker, Andy Cole with 187 goals, and then Wayne Rooney with a paltry 176 goals. 😀
Our very own Ayoze Perez has three PL goals so far in his very young career on Tyneside, but Shearer thinks this lad can become a real hero at Newcastle.
This is what the former world-class striker said on Match of The Day over the weekend:
“It helps when you have a young kid up front who seems to be willing to run in behind, to learn the game.” “He made his intention clear early on – he says to the centre-halves ‘I’m going to run in behind you’,”
“And that just creates himself little pockets of space up front, because defenders then give him a yard of two that they shouldn’t.”
“What I like about him is that for the goal, he wants the ball when he makes his first run, the ball didn’t come but his reaction is brilliant for the second run.”
“The space is there and he attacks it, it is a piece of great skill and if Aguero scores that we’re talking about it for weeks.”
“It is fair to say that if Newcastle had more options up front he’d probably either be on loan or sat on the bench learning the Premier League, but he has taken his chance and shown what he can do with three goals now.”
“As I know more than anyone, if you score goals up there, you will be an absolute hero and the fans will love him.”
Alan is right, that if we didn’t have a small squad and some injuries, Ayoze wouldn’t have gotten his chance, and that’s the same with Mehdi Abeid, who has been filling in brilliantly for the injured Cheick Tiote in defensive midfield.
And Alan Pardew will now have to manage the up and coming Newcastle youngsters this season, and the last thing we want them to be doing is to believe in the headlines written about them.
If they do that there’s only one way their careers will go – and it’s not up.
They are learning the game, and they still have a long way to go to become great players – especially as great as a certain Alan Shearer – one of the greatest strikers Newcastle and England have ever produced.
A good goal (excuse the pun) for Ayoze Perez – would be to try to emulate Shearer – so he would never be satisfied and would always be wanting to score more goals.
Just like the great man himself.
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