18 year-old Spanish striker Victor Fernandez is our new January signing and he’s been in good form since he arrived and is due to play this afternoon against Blackburn in the Premier League 2 game for the U23 team.
Last Monday he starred in Newcastle’s 4-0 hammering of Bristol City when the teenager scored one and made another two in what was another impressive performance from the striker.
His signing was a little bit under the radar screen in late January, but he looks a very good player who hopefully will make rapid strides in the development squad under Peter Beardsley.
Victor Fernandez – Newcastle’s new signing
Victor has been interviewed on the club’s web-site and he talks about Newcastle being a great club with a great history – well that’s very good.
But then he talks about the Newcastle weather compared to the sunny skies of Spain.
Here’s what Victor said in what is a very good interview:
“I think it’s a great club, and the people have received me very well. It’s been great,”
“When Newcastle wanted me, I was very excited because I have always liked the English league. I think Newcastle is a club with a lot of history – I like that.”
“My team-mates have been very good with me, and I’m very happy about that. Newcastle is a very good place – I have seen the city – and my team-mates have received me very well.”
“Spain and England are like opposites, with the weather and these things, but I will get used to it.”
“Here there is always clouds, and Spain is sunny all day.”
“The football is different, because here it is more physical and fast and these things, but in Spain it’s more about passing, passing, passing.”
“Also, the pitch in Spain is artificial so it’s not very heavy, and here I get tired more quickly, but I have to get used to it with time and playing.”
“I think I’ve been good, but I have to improve more, and get used to English football.”
“It’s always important to score, and getting two assists, I am happy. I hope I can do more for Newcastle.”
“My purpose was not to make an impact really quickly, because I’m new and I have to get used to English football – it’s really different from Spain.”
“I hope, little by little, I can keep doing good things here.”
Victor has certainly been impressive since he arrived on Tyneside and what we need now is for young players like Fernandez to come through quickly to the first team.
That would be very good.