Perez Overlooked By Spanish U21 Side


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 and crowd-010

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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3 comments so far

  • lesh

    Nov 14, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Perez’s been left out as he’s with NUFC – had he been with Chelski, he would’ve been captain! 🙂

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  • nufc 11

    Nov 14, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Its about proving a point he may be dropped buts it nufc’s gain last thing we need is him going off playing a meaninless u21 game and getting injured I really believe to be a top top player you have to live in your own bubble and not get carried away with all the bullshit stay grounded and determined to succeed players have let the money and frame ruin them and never fulfiling their potenial id love to see at least one nufc player baring shearer reaching the top I mean look what happened to AC? Where are they now?

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Nov 14, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #3

    He is considered still not good enough to be an International ! He has after all only just made his breakthrough with us ! Lesh? The fact that he plays for Newcastle has absolutely cock all with him not being selected? At least thats what i believe, he is still learning. and needs to get stronger? This strength will come as gets older and gains more experience?

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