Christian Atsu has played well for Newcastle this season when he’s been given his chance – and it looks almost certain he will start the game on Saturday afternoon on the right wing against Cardiff City with Matt Ritchie suspended after picking up five yellow cards.
Christian is on a season long loan from Chelsea after signing on for the them in the summer of 2103 and he is very keen to make his stay at Newcastle a permanent one.
Christian has an excellent attitude and he has today talked about wanting to improve his game in every single area and especially in scoring more goals.
Christian Atsu – shown in training
He hit the post twice last Tuesday night in the 6-0 win over Preston in the EFL Cup and he also hit the bar in the other 6-0 win – at QPR on his debut back in mid September.
He wants to convert those kind of chances into goals in the future.
This is what Christian has said today:
“I want to score goals.” “I want to help the team in any way.” “I just want to be a better player in each and every aspect.”
“I can’t continue missing chances like that.” “I need to work harder. I was very frustrated I didn’t score, but I was very happy we won.”
“I want to add more goals to my game. I want to improve in every area.”
“We need this togetherness in the dressing room and on the pitch.” “I have to keep supporting the team, even when I’m not playing.”
“When I’m playing I have to work hard. We have a very good team. I’m really happy to be playing for Newcastle.”
“I want to help the team – that’s more important.” “We have a good team spirit and we have the right mentality,”
“We need to keep that. “We have a great squad, but there are a lot of games in the Championship.”
“We need to take it game by game.”
Those are good words from Christian.
It’s very possible that Rafa Benitez will want to sign the 24 year-old permanently in January and that’s dependent a great deal on Christian himself and how he plays – certainly if he starts to score more goals for us that would help his cause.
He looks a very talented player who has great speed down the wing and it looks like we could get him from Chelsea for a decent fee and hopefully in January.
What do you think?