Christian Atsu scored a great winning goal for us on Saturday at Rotherham and was easily or Man of the Match pn hos very first start for the club.
It was in the 41st minute that he received the ball out on the right wing and moved in and then, as he’s done quite a few times in his career, hit the ball with his left foot beautifully into the back of the net past goalkeeper Lee Camp.
Christian Atsu in action on Saturday
And after the game the upbeat 24 year-old Ghanaian International had this to say to the press:
“That’s what I want to do I want to be on the right side, and when I cut to my left foot I can shoot.”
“It was a great goal – I wanted to score, and I scored.”
“It was today I got the start, but I was ready.” “It’s only the last minute I found out I was going to play.”
“I’m very happy to be on the score sheet, but I’m most happy that we won.” “For me, that is the most important thing. I was very happy to start for Newcastle.”
“I’m hoping and working hard in training.” “We have a lot of competition in this team, so when you have the opportunity, I think you have to take it.”
“Each and every day, you have to keep working hard.” “I think it’s very difficult to win here at Rotherham – it’s not easy.’
“They were good at set-pieces, but we defended really well under pressure.” “Sometimes a goal can make a difference and, when we scored, we were much more calm.'”
“It was very important.” “I fly back to Ghana for World Cup qualification – it is our first game.” “I need to keep my legs going and get fit.”
“I need more games.” “I’m going back to Ghana to work hard.”
Those are good words from Christian Atsu, who the fans seem to be taking too quickly.
That will certainly continue if Christian keeps scoring vital goals for us like he did yesterday – that brilliant goal was worth 2 points to Newcastle.
What do you think?