Ayoze Perez singed on for us almost three years ago for £1.4M from Tenerife and hopefully his third season at Newcastle United will see the club promoted straight back to the Premier League.
That’s all Newcastle fans are thinking about right now – getting enough points in our final eight games to finish in the top two and hopefully win the Championship as we did seven years ago when the current Brighton manager Chris Hughton was at the helm.
Chris is still greatly admired by Geordie fans for the Miracle on the Tyne he pulled off seven years ago.
Ayoze Perez in action at Birmingham
Given Ayoze cost only €2M in June, 2014 he has been a big success having scored 22 goals and had 8 assists in a total of 108 appearances for Newcastle and the hope is that he can get better under Spanish manager Rafa Benitez.
Ayoze has been interviewed on nufcTV and this is some of what he has said:
“It has been a good break for us. I went back home to get some sunshine and to rest a little bit.” “I think the team needed it and it has been a long time since the last International break – we need a little break to rest.”
“We returned to training yesterday and it is good to be back and get ready for the Wigan game and try to win it and get all 3 points.”
“We haven’t done good at all against teams playing for relegation, so we have to make sure that we are focused enough, ready for fighting and the most important thing – get the 3 points.”
“It has been a very long season, a lot of games, now we have just eight more games to reach what we are looking forward – so eight more games – no pressure for us – we are doing well.”
“We just have to keep doing what we have been doing and try to win most of the games we have left.” “Unbelievable, this is my third season already, the time has gone really quick.”
“If I play on Saturday it will be my 100th league game for this big club, which is something that would be really big for me.”
“I have grown as a person and as a player as well, so everything is positive.”
“I just can say thanks to Newcastle United – they gave me everything.”
We need Ayoze to hit his best form and score some goals for us in these vital final 8 games of the season.
So far he has scored 9 goals in 33 appearances for us this season and we know the technically adept Ayoze can score the goals when he’s in top form.
Howay The Lads!!