Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew says Adam Armstrong can have a big career ahead of him at his home town club, after Adam made his Premier League debut yesterday at Old Trafford, and looked good especially in the first half, and showed some of the skills he possesses.
Adam Armstrong in action yesterday at Old Trafford
There was a time ion that first half when Adam brilliantly got past his man on the right wing, and pulled the ball back to Ayoze Perez, but the young Spaniard muffed the shot, but a goal then and we’d be talking more of Adam.
Of course Ayoze was again our best player yesterday, and looked great again – he’s improving with every game.
But for Adam Armstrong to keep improving quickly, he also needs to be given games and we wonder what will happen when our 10 injured players return – most of them next month.
This is what Pardew said about the Chapel House estate lad after the game yesterday:
“I thought he did okay,” “I felt sorry for Adam as in he had the shot and then they had the break and scored. I thought it was a good opportunity to give him a debut on the big stage.”
“He’s going to have, I hope, a big career ahead of him. He showed little flashes. There’ll be more to come.”
Maybe we’ll see Adam get some playing time against Everton tomorrow afternoon.
You can see the skill and talent that young Adam has – but it’s very raw right now.
It’s now part of Alan Pardew’s job to develop that skill and bring Adam through to the first team, and that was Adam’s 10th appearance for the Newcastle first team yesterday, and he’s still only 17.
If Adam is not going to get many games at Newcastle in the second half of the season, then send the lad out to a Championship club on loan.
We’ve seen recently with Mehdi Abeid, how first team games can quickly improve a young player.
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