Ayoze Perez had shown some decent form this season and he now has 6 goals in 15 appearances and Aleksandar Mitrovic is coming into some great form and now has 5 goals in 1-0 appearances for the Magpies.
Perez was interviewed a couple of days ago and he said he likes playing with Mitrovic and he says they make a good couple on the pitch – they work well together.
Ayoze now has 19 goals in 90 appearances for the Magpies since he joined us from Tenerife in the summer of 2014.
Perez and Mitrovic even played well last year against Chelsea
This is what the 23 year-old twice capped Spanish U-21 International said:
“We are performing really well on the pitch and we have to keep going.” “We are up at the top, but still we are not there yet.”
“Mitro and I feel really, really good with each other.” “We make a good couple and we always try to find each other.”
“Against Cardiff we linked up well for the first goal and we are learning from each other and making each other better.”
“We are winning games together too, which is good.”
In Newcastle’s 2-1 victory over Cardiff City last weekend, Perez played as the number 10 withdrawn striker behind Mitro up front – and surprisingly that was only the second time they have started a game together this season.
There is certainly a great camaraderie amongst the players this season and that optimism in the dressing room has extended out to the fans in the City as everything has been turned on it’s head from last season.
Under Steve McClaren everything was doom and gloom.
But when a massive club like Newcastle finally gets some ambition and goes all out to keep a top man like Rafa Benitez at the club, then good things start to happen.
Getting Rafa at Newcastle is the best thing owner Mike Ashley has done in over 9 years at the club.
All Mike has to do now to become a really successful club owner is to stay out of the way and let Rafa do everything – he knows exactly where’s he’s going and how to get there.
These are good times at Newcastle United.