Christian Atsu says it’s an honor to play for Newcastle United and Rafa Benitez – and it’s fairly obvious that the Ghanaian International really wants to say on at Newcastle after his season long loan spell ends, but of course it’s not for him to decide that.
But Christian looks an excellent player for us and he has said today that he has already improved as a player in the short time our world-class manager has been coaching him on Tyneside.
Christian Atsu – in action at QPR
This is some of what Christian has said today:
“I have moved on loan to a lot of clubs.” “I have to put that behind me and really focus on what I have to do today and tomorrow.”
“Being at Newcastle is a great honor.” “I’m really privileged to play for Newcastle, and to work under Rafa Benitez is really good.”
“I’m really privileged to play for Newcastle, and I’m more focused on game by game, and at the end of the season we will see what will happen.”
“I just want to help Newcastle.” “I just need a good season.”
“Rafa’s a great man, very friendly,” “I’m very happy to work with him.” “He’s a fantastic coach.” “I’ve learnt a lot from my team-mates and also from Rafa.”
“He has been giving me chances, and I’m working hard to help the team.” “Working with him for a long time I will become a better player.”
Atsu was really unlucky not to score on Tuesday night and he hit the bar twice during that game.
We’ll have to wait to see if he gets the nod over Yoan Gouffran for our important league game at Deepdale tomorrow afternoon.
Newcastle will be backed at that game by around 5,600 faithful and dedicated supporters who are making the long trip to Lancashire and they are certainly doing their bit in our drive for promotion this season.
Newcastle seem to be the best supported team in England this season – and to think we’re in the second division.
But hopefully not for long.
Howay The Lads!!