Over the last two summers 20 year-old Rolando Aarons has worked through the summer on getting fit for the upcoming season, but he’s had a real bad time of it with injuries and over the last two seasons appeared only 17 times with 3 goals for Newcastle.
Well it’s a case if plan A doesn’t work move to plan B and this summer Rolando – after putting in a great sub appearance against Tottenham, when he scored one and made one in the last few minutes of the game – left immediately for a summer holiday.
Good for him.
Rolando Aarons scoring great goal against Spurs
Rolando looked great in pre-season two years ago, but he has been dogged by injuries – mostly hamstring injuries – over the last couple of years.
Rafa Benitez will try to improve the overall terrible record of injuries at Newcastle this season and Rolando is also hoping for a fairly injury free season next term.
He was asked what he did over the summer and this is what Rolando has said in the Chronicle today:
“To be honest I went on holiday straight away. I hadn’t actually been on holiday before so I did that this year.”
“I’m now working on a few things just before pre-season and then I will come back ready for the new season.”
“I was happy with my performance and goal but it didn’t make up for relegation so we just have to focus on next season and get back to the Premier League.”
“We have quality players and we can bounce back.”
Aarons has only one year left on his contract so he will need to impress Rafa Benitez if he wants to stay on, with Rafa alone deciding who gets new contracts at the club.
What we need is for Rolando to get back to his best form and stay injury free and he will do very well indeed next season on Tyneside.
What do you think?