Isaac Hayden has been a great signing for Newcastle at just £2.5M from Arsenal and the 21 year-old made his England U-21 debut earlier this week in the 5-0 win against Bosnia and Herzegovina – after he been part of the England U-21 squad quite a few times.
Isaac has now played for every single England Youth team from U-16 through U-21 and has made a total of 22 appearances in England Youth colors.
Isaac Hayden being interviewed on nufcTV
Issac has been a regular in the Newcastle team this season and has made 10 appearances with one goal and one assist and that includes 8 starts.
Isaac knew that his form for Newcastle had dropped a bit over the last few games and he says that Rafa talked to him about that.
Hopefully we will see him back to playing in the cultured style we got used to this season.
Issac was asked on nufcTV about life on Tyneside since he signed on July 11th and this is what he said:
“I’ve been happy with it.”
“I’d say probably the last couple of games – I didn’t play in the Rotherham game and maybe I was a little bit tense in my game, putting too much pressure on myself a little bit, in the couple of games leading up to it.”
“The manager spoke to me about that and he just helped me understand what he wanted from me, what he wanted from my game, and I think that helped me.”
“I’ve come back now after the England U-21s debut and I feel fresh and I feel ready to go for the next section of games.”
“There’s a lot of games in the Championship as we all know. The manager likes to rotate and he likes to keep players fresh.”
“I think everyone’s on board with what he wants going forward and everyone who is associated with the club needs to be pulling in the right direction to get it back to where it belongs – in the Premier League.”
Isaac could turn out to be a really tremendous signing for Newcastle in the years ahead.
We certainly hope that’s the case because Isaac has already shown he has some real class and potential, which can be developed with the help of Rafa Benitez.