Newcastle United winger Christian Atsu was interviewed on the Newcastle web-site yesterday before the game last night against Preston when Atsu again looked a very good player and managed to hit the bar twice.
But there’s no doubt that if Atsu keeps up his good form then Rafa could take the opportunity to sign him up in January because this lad is Premier League class and can score goals too.
Christian Atsu in training
The other thing with the Ghanaian International is that he just loves things at Newcastle and he enjoys working for the manager Rafa Benitez.
This is what the 24 year-old loanee from Chelsea had to say:
“At Bournemouth, I had a lot of injuries that brought me setbacks in my football career. I left in January to Malaga and when I went there I had another injury again.”
“It was so frustrating, but I thought: ‘I need to take good care of myself’.”
“I saw that I have to be responsible for these kind of things, so I tried to change how I eat, my sleep and everything.”
“I think I’m more professional, more focussed on my body than before.” “Every time, when there is a problem, you try to figure out where it is coming from.
“I found out that sometimes it’s me and I need to take good care of myself because it’s my body. My sleep, my diet, everything – I tried to change everything and I think I’m getting better.
“You can see that even though we are playing in the Championship, Newcastle is a big club.”
“Rafa Benitez stayed because he had a vision.” “He believed the team can go up, and this is what I also believed as well.”
“I wanted to join Newcastle, and I believe good things will come.”
Christian is getting playing time at Newcastle and that was his 9th appearance with that one sensational goal he scored at Rotherham that won the game for us.
We expect Christian to score more goals this season for us and he was really unlucky not to get a goal last night.
He seems a smashing lad and will do very well at Newcastle.
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