Christian Atsu has looked good when he’s been given his chance at Newcastle and the Ghanaian International is hoping to make his loan move from Chelsea for the season – a permanent one in the summer.
Atsu is still fairly new to Newcastle and Rafa thinks he probably needs to get to know more about the way the team plays before he starts playing him on a more regular basis in the first team, but he’s already made 3 appearances for the team.
Christian Atsu in action at QPR
The 24 year-old was a substitute on Saturday but didn’t get on.
This is what Rafa said about the 42 times capped Ghanaian International (9 goals) after the game on Saturday at Villa Park:
“I think he’s a good player. We brought him here because we know that he’s a good player.”
“Maybe he is the type of player that needs to know the Championship and to understand the way we play.”
“He went away with the national team in the first 10 days of his Newcastle career.” “We have not had much time with him but I am really pleased with him.”
“He is a nice lad, he is working hard, he’s different to the other lads we have.” “I think he can be a good player for us.”
“It depends on the games.” “I thought he could have been an option but they were throwing so many balls in the air we need to have strength in the air.”
“You never know. He could make the difference in games on the counter attack.”
“I am really pleased with him, he’s training well and working hard and I am sure he will give us good games.”
It seems that Christian can become a really good player for us and he has both speed and skill on the right wing – and can score goals too.
He could make his 4th appearance for the side on Wednesday night and he could even start that game.