Ritchie Identifies Things Newcastle Work On In Training

It was a brilliantly worked first goal for Newcastle on Tuesday night and when Matt Ritchie was given the ball by Jack Colback just outside the penalty area there was still a lot of work to do.

But the Scottish International brilliantly moved towards goal and drove the ball home across the goalkeeper into the back of the net with that great left foot of his.

Matt has been interviewed today and he points out that’s the kind of thing the players practice in training all the time.


Matt Ritchie slots the ball home against Wolves

The 27-year-old 11 times capped Scottish International (3 goals) now has two goals and three assists in his nine appearances so far for Newcastle this season.

This is how he talked about the goal today:

“A simple goal really – we work on that sort of stuff in training a lot.”

“Jack got in a very good position for me to play a little one-two and I was absolutely delighted to be able to just slide it past the goalkeeper and into the far corner.”

“It was nice to score and it was a well-worked goal.” “I was due one though – after all that’s what I know I was brought here to do and I need to keep doing.”

“So hopefully we can continue to perform well and I keep putting the ball in the back of the net.”

We expect Matt to start at Villa Park on Saturday in what will be a tough test for us.

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