Rolando Aarons hasn’t been able to become a starter for Newcastle – not yet anyway – and he still has only one year left on his contract at Newcastle, so we are hoping that before too long he will sign a new long term deal at the club.
But he’s been interviewed today in the Shields Gazette and he comes across in a very positive way.
Rolando Aarons in action on Tuesday night
Rolando is a gifted youngster and he can be a match winner, but with the signing of Florian Thauvin last week he will know the competition for places at the club has become stronger if anything.
But he says it’s good for him to have so many good players in training, because it makes him a better player.
This is what Rolando Aarons has told the Shields Gazette today:
“It’s good because if you train with good players you will get better yourself.” “I am just trying to get as many games now as I can, and try to get back into the fold.”
“I’m happy to be back playing again and there were a few positives from the Northampton game.” “We got through and performed well as a team so we’re happy.”
“They pulled it back to 2-1 but I always felt that we were in control of the game.” “It showed when we scored twice in the second half,”
“It’s still a dream for me to be playing for Newcastle,” “I haven’t played that many games.”
“I have only been around the first team for around a year now and have not played as much as I would have liked due to injury.”
“I haven’t really got used to it in some ways.” “It is a weird feeling – in a good way – to be in the first team squad.”
“The fans kept me going when I was injured,” “They are great to me – they are the best fans in the Premier League.”
“I had seen Massadio there before and I knew he was there so I just back-heeled it to him and he whipped in a nice cross for Florian’s first goal.”
“Florian was unbelievable.” “He’s a very good player and you see that in training.” “I hope he does very well and we can look forward to Arsenal.”
Rolando got his first start of the season on Tuesday night and he looked good – and he’s also been on the bench for the previous three games.
Newcastle are now building a good team and one measure of that is that our bench is so strong, and contains the likes of Rolando, Siem de Jong, Cheick Tiote and others.
That hasn’t been the case over the last three years.
There’s a place at Newcastle for Rolando Aarons, so we just hope he knows that and will soon sign a long term deal at Newcastle, where he can have a very bright future.
It’s also another challenge for head coach Steve McClaren to bring the teenager along into becoming a first team regular – and certainly Steve has an excellent record of doing that in his career.
That’s another reason Rolando is in good hands at Newcastle.
What do you think?