The game on Sunday showed just how great Newcastle United can be, when the fans are right behind the team, and of course it was such an important game as we all remember what happened six years ago at Aston Villa – when shockingly we were relegated.
And it was possible, the same things could have happened again on Sunday.
Ayoze Perez – 21 year-old Newcastle striker
So impressed with the game and atmosphere on Sunday
The tension was simply massive, and there were some great TV shots of the Newcastle fans and yes – even of Mike Ashley – as we missed a lot of chances.
But then Moussa Sissoko finally scored and Jonas Gutierrez cemented a place in Newcastle history with not only a wonderful performance in his last game for the club – but also the second goal where his celebration with the crowd will be forever remembered.
Young Ayoze Perez was on the bench – and that was a big surprise – but also in such a red-hot atmosphere it’s asking a lot of the youngster – who has been simply great for us this season.
Ayoze has been interviewed and said his best moment of the season was being on the bench on Sunday to experience the terrific atmosphere at a packed out St. James’ Park, as the fans roared on Newcastle to a fantastic 2-0 win – and safety in the league.
Our first win and first clean sheet since February 28th – over 12 weeks ago.
This is what the 21 year-old has said:
“I’m very happy with the way things have gone,” “I didn’t expect to adapt to English football so quickly, but I think I did adapt.”
“Literally, I achieved all the goals I had when I came. It was beyond my expectations, so I’m very, very happy.”
“Sunday was my favorite moment of the season.” “The best moment was undoubtedly the last game. It was very emotional, especially when we scored the two goals.”
“It felt great, and I was very emotional on a personal level. Despite the troubles we went through in the season, the fans stayed with us and supported us right through to the end.”
“They supported the team all the way, and we managed to get the energy from them to get through the season.”
Given that Perez was signed for the Development squad it’s been just a terrific season for the youngster and he has improved a lot in this his very first season.
And he also has a great imitation of a Geordie accent – what else could you ask of the 21 year-old?
🙂 🙂 🙂
We’re looking forward to seeing just how good this lad can become at Newcastle in the seasons ahead – and we need to keep him at the club