Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez has given an interview in El Dorsal in the Spanish media and he has talked a lot about life at Newcastle United – after he joined us from Tenerife back in the summer of 2014 for a low €2M.
Ayoze has been committed to Newcastle ever since he arrived through the door so it wasn’t too much of a surprise when he decided to stay with us in the second division, especially when his compatriot Rafa Benitez decided to stay at the club as manager.
Ayoze Perez in action at Derby
Rafa has already made him into a better player and his performance at QPR in the 6-0 rout a couple of weeks ago was one of his best performances for the club.
This is what Perez has said in the interview:
“I get along very well. After two years here and I already consider myself bilingual. It’s very good for me and I am very happy to speak another language.”
“The fans have always been very close, they always thanked me to have stayed. Despite the interest that there was from big clubs to sign me, I have a debt with the fans, I want to return to the Premier League with Newcastle.”
“The opinion of Rafa Benitez had much influence, he’s a great manager and speaking the same language influences me a lot too. I like his methodology and decided to stay with him for this challenge.”
“I don’t think of not being promoted because I trust in the return to the Premier League. I see the team able to return, but in any case I’d have to see, under the circumstances, if I would have to take some important decision about my future.”
“There is little difference with the Spanish second division, except for the quality of players. It’s a tough competition with many games, but we have a great squad and we should achieve the objective of promotion.”
“I’m very ambitious, I don’t set a top goal. I would like to play for the national team one day and also in European competitions. Therefore I work hard everyday.”
Ayoze could get a start tonight in the important home game against top of the table Norwich City, who we beat 6-2 in this corresponding game last season when both clubs were still in the Premier League.
We need Ayoze to be in top form tonight and get a few goals for us.