Newcastle’s 21 year-old striker Ayoze Perez has received the accolades over the last three wins, and he’s scored in each of the last three Premier League game, which have all been wins for Newcastle United.
Ayoze Perez after scoring sensational goal at West Brom
But the Newcastle manager is being very wary in case the Spanish U21 International starts believing his own headlines, and Pardew wants the lad to keep his feet firmly on the ground.
He’s been compared with some of Newcastle’s top strikers of years gone by – but all that seems very premature for a lad who was supposed to be playing in the Development squad this season.
But Ayoze has made such rapid progress since his arrival on Tyneside from Tenerife that he has already made 12 appearances with three goals for the first team.
This is what Alan Pardew has said about the young emerging star striker:
“He is a young player. Some of the comparisons have been way off the mark – the new Alan Shearer, the new Andy Cole.”
“This is a boy who has played three games. Those players are legends and have done it all.” “Ayoze is just setting foot in the Premier League, but I have to say he’s done really well so far.”
“I’m pleased with him.” “He’s got the wind in his sails and is going along very nicely. He’s been very sharp in training. He’s a threat. If you take your eye off him he’s a predator.”
“I’m sure QPR will be having conversations of how to look after him.” “He’s difficult to pin down, his movement is very clever.” “He’s a smashing player and is low maintenance.”
“We’re enjoying him on the training ground.”
Ir certainly seems Alan Pardew has taken a liking to the lad, and before he got a regular place over the last few games, he nearly always appeared as a substitute and always looks a threat when he was brought on.
We expect Perez to start on Saturday, and Papiss Cisse should be on the bench after he started for Senegal on Wednesday night as his country qualified for the finals of the African Cup of Nations.
Papiss scored Senegal’s’ second goal in their easy 3-0 win over Botswana in Dakar, and we could see him brought on in the second half against QPR on Saturday.
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