Newcastle’s 21 year-old striker Ayoze Perez was surprisingly left out of the Spanish U21 side, who were beaten by Belgium 4-1 in a friendly on Tuesday night.
Ayoze Perez – fast becoming a fan favorite at Newcastle
But the youngster is not getting carried away by his recent success in the Newcastle first team, where he has scored a goal in each of the last three Premier League games – all wins for Newcastle United.
This is what Ayoze has said about his exclusion from the Spanish squad:
“It’s a perfectly respectable decision to not be called up.” “It’s a reward for me to represent my country. When I was called up no one asked why, so I must not now ask why not.”
“It is one of the things that was said to me. For me, it is a big objective to try and change the dynamic of Spanish players at Newcastle,”
“But for me I will try to control the emotions (of starting so well at St James’ Park.” “I know there will be some ups and downs along the way,and I must try to find the right balance before the next game.”
Certainly with those comments the youngster seems to be keeping his feet firmly on the ground and not believing all the headlines that have been written about him – especially after his great back heel flick that helped win the game sat West Brom for Newcastle.
Once youngsters start getting carried away by their own success, their careers usually go downhill, and it’s one of the major reasons some very good young players just don’t make it in football.
It doesn’t look like that will happen to young Perez.
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