Whenever Matt Ritchie plays we all know he gives 100% for Newcastle – because that’s the kind of character he is.
This lad took a step down to the Championship to sign for Rafa Benitez and he said at the time he wanted to come because of the size and past glorious history of the club and the fact that the famous Rafa Benitez – winner of three European trophies with three different clubs – was the manager.
Matt’s one of those players who is simply inspired when he plays at St. James ‘ Park – he ‘s an emotional player and last night he gave a demonstration of 100% work rate coupled with 100% concentration and scored the penalty in the magnificent 4-1 win that got Newcastle United promoted straight back to the Premier League.
Matt Ritchie after scoring penalty – Newcastle’s 3rd goal
He was our Man of the Match last night
We expect Matt to be even better next season for Newcastle in the Premier League that he was last season when he was at Bournemouth.
So that’s saying something.
He’s our Man of the Match with 43% of the vote and hopefully the 26 year-old Scottish International, born in Gosport on the south coast can help is win the final two games.
Matt was born to play for Newcastle United.
It’s out of our hands now whether we can win the Championship, but we expect Brighton to be able to win at least one of their two games to be crowned as Champions.
But we’ve been wrong before.