Christian Atsu is on loan this season at Newcastle from Chelsea and he is a fan favorite because the 25 year-old is so positive and upbeat; he always does the best for the team although his form is up and down a little,
But he scored a really important goal for us against Preston on Monday night when he brilliantly the ball home with that great left foot of his to make it 2-1 just before the interval.
And he then went crazy!
Christian Atsu scores against Wigan
It’s still not known whether Rafa will make the deal permanent for about £6.5M this summer and it’s said that Rafa has still to make a decision.
The Ghanaian international has been speaking to Kwesi ESPN about the Newcastle manager:
“He is a great manager and great man. He has been very supportive. Everyone felt very important throughout the season.”
“Mostly when a coach makes everything comfortable for you, you are relaxed, you work harder. He has played one of the biggest roles in my life this season. I am honestly grateful.”
Christian has played 32 times with 4 goals for Newcastle this season and it’s the most he has ever played in a single season in his career, which included stints at Rio Ave and Porto in Portugal.
From a personal viewpoint he is amply qualified to play for Newcastle because he just loves the manager Rafa Benitez and he loves playing for the famous Newcastle United Football Club.
It wouldn’t surprise us if this is his most enjoyable season of his career – so far.
But that’s the kind of thing that happens when you play for a world-class manager.