I Want To Be A Better Player – I Want To Score More Goals

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?

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 2, 2016 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #1

    You can start with the first of your thousand apologies now if you like. I wanted David Moyes nowhere near the place, another supposedely safe pair of hands to guide us through years of mind numbing mediocrity ensuring that SD sinage got beamed around the world. I’d have prefered the scenes at Ewood park than David Moyes. I wanted any manager who demanded that he came in on his own terms, we were never going to get that until the club was on its knees. Pesonally I think the pardewout.com rabble/crew/mob/gang helped get the ball rolling.

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 2, 2016 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #2

    I see lucky Middlesbrough are away to the formidable Citeh on Saturday!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 2, 2016 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #3

    Thirteen major trophies is perceived glory.?How can you associate the ten games Benitez had in charge with the combined five year efforts of Ashley/Llambias/Churnley/Carr/Pardew and Mctuft

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 2, 2016 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #4

    in devising the ridiculous policies that through sheer peserverance finally saw us relegated.

  • expatmag

    Nov 2, 2016 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #5


    In all ho esty, anyone lumping Rafa in with the others as being responsible for relegation is just plain mad. The damage was done well before he arrived and if you look at his record over the last 6 games of kast season and so far this season, noone can deny the blokes ability.

    I will say this….I would rather have Rafa managing us than that overated ponce Mourinho

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 2, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #6

    On the subject of getting a young up and coming manager its very difficult to pick the right one for every Pochettino, Eddie Howe, Simeone and Koeman there are plenty of failures!!

    Remi Garde and Sherwood – failed at Villa
    Viera – Not exactly doing amazing in USA
    De Boer – Sacked at Inter after spending a fortune
    Garry Monk – Not doing well
    Rodgers – Exiled to Celtic to revive his career

    That is some of the examples I can think of at the moment I would have been up for getting De Boer at one point but its looking like he cant handle the big club expectation and Newcastle have big club expectations without the success

    Benitez knows how to manage bigger clubs than us and deliver trophies if he is backed by our board properly then there is no reason why he wont deliver!! It will become a problem if he isn’t backed which is usually when it goes south for him at other clubs !


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