We’ve just watched Ayoze Perez interview on nufcTV that was filmed immediately after yesterday’s win at Tottenham and it’s worth a look if you have a subscription.
Perez answers various questions and he is smiling almost all the way through the interview and he reveals he is learning every day at Newcastle both from the other players and from the coaches and he must keep improving.
What a great player this boy is – and born to play for Newcastle.
Ayoze Perez after scoring the winner yesterday
If Tottenham were interested in Ayoze before yesterday’s game then they will be even more interested in him now, after he scored the winner in terrific style over two minutes into stoppage time to break Spurs’ great 14 game unbeaten run in the league.
And even former Arsenal great Thierry Henry said yesterday on Sky Sports that it was very difficult what Perez did to score that winning goal as he held off center-back Vertonghen and then shot very early to surprise goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
There is a lot of speculation about Perez in the transfer market, but we don’t think Mike Ashley will sell the youngster – who still can get a lot better and let’s face it he’s made some fantastic progress since he joined us 18 months ago.
The Spanish striker was asked about all the transfer speculation today in IBTimes UK:
“I just know the same as you. What I hear, what I read.”
“It is a great pleasure for me to be linked with Tottenham and Manchester United. It is incredible, something very big, and that’s because I’m doing well, but I must go on. It’s my job.”
“You never know. Football takes many turns. Today, I am a substitute. I am working hard to be in the manager’s starting plans. That’s all I think – to work. Then the fruits arrive. I am very happy at Newcastle.”
“They give me everything – they made me professional. I want to continue working with them, trying to climb on the table and then whatever has to happen will happen.”
Certainly Perez is one of the most popular players at the club and he has that very good habit of scoring some very important goals for Newcastle and his goal in stoppage time yesterday was simply stunning.
That was his 4th goal of the season in 13 appearances and he scored his first goal for Newcastle about 13 months ago – also at Tottenham in the 2-1 win – and he now has 11 goals for the club – and that’s in 52 appearances.
And to think he was brought in for the Development squad.