Young Ayoze Perez is already a very popular player at Newcastle, and that’s no wonder because he seems to just love it on Tyneside, and he’s given another interview in which he says Newcastle has changed his life, and that he’s very happy at the club, and doesn’t want to leave.
Perez scores world-class goal at West Brom
How did he do that?
The former Tenerife striker was signed for the Development squad by Graham Carr, but his form saw him play 39 times for the first team last season, and he scored seven Premier League goals to be second in the goal scoring charts to the 11 PL goals scored by Papiss Cisse.
Those goals from Ayoze included the goal of the season for us, when he somehow back-heeled the ball into the back of the net at West Brom just before half time.
This is what the 21 year-old Spanish U21 Intentional has said:
“Newcastle has changed my life,” “It was a hard decision to leave Tenerife but it is a decision I do not regret having taken.”
“It was the right one. I’m very happy at Newcastle and I feel over-valued here. I don’t want to leave.”
“The first 10 weeks were very hard, I had to work hard to get up to speed but I knew that an opportunity to start a game would come with the passage of time.”
“Tottenham was a dream match. The result was 1-2 and I scored the winning goal. That made me grow a lot,”
“English football is very different from football in Spain. Every weekend you’re playing in spectacular settings.”
“The difference is huge. There’s a lot less space. Every opposition team always has a top player and it is difficult in every game fighting for points which have much significance.”
Here’s that fantastic goal at West Brom – it takes a little time for it to come, but it’s worth the wait.
As well as being second in the goal scoring charts to Papiss Cisse, he was also second in our Player of the Season poll to Daryl Janmaat.
Who Was Newcastle's Player Of The Season?
- Janmaat (53%, 2,685 Votes)
- Perez (18%, 926 Votes)
- Colback (16%, 799 Votes)
- Gutierrez (6%, 294 Votes)
- Sissoko (3%, 164 Votes)
Total Voters: 5,072
Ayoze Perez is a terrific young player and hopefully he can stay at Newcastle for many more seasons and score those goals for us.