Christian Atsu has scored in each of Newcastle’s last two games – games we have won and gained a massive 6 points on leaders Brighton in the process.
So after being 7 points behind the Seagulls after our rather pitiful loss at Ipswich Town, we are now just one point being them going into the final game of the season.
So that will keep the Championship alive this week so to speak – and we now have a decent chance of winning it.
If we can beat Barnsley at home in our last Championship game for many decades and Brighton don’t win at Aston Villa, then we will go up as Champions.
Christian Atsu celebrates with Isaac Hayden
And Rafa will be determined to finish on a high note for the season.
But if Brighton beat Villa they will be the Champions whatever we can do against Barnsley.
Christian Atsu scored a world-class goal for Newcastle on Friday night, when he delicately chipped the ball over the Cardiff City wall and into the back of the net after 55 minutes.
There’s not too many players who can do that and they usually cost a ton of money, so the Ghanaian International showed the pure class he possesses, which was one of the big difference between the sides.
Christian is available for around £6.5M from Chelsea.
Our second goal was 10 minutes later and scored by a future superstar at Newcastle – Isaac Hayden – and we have started to play a lot better since the 22 year-old has come back from that ankle injury.
Christian now has 5 goals for the season and he will start the final game against Barnsley next Sunday at high noon – and he has a good chance to score another goal.
Rafa has to decide whether to sign Atsu permanently and since the manager is looking for the class that Christian has shown these last two games – sign him up.
Christian is our Man of the Match followed very closely by Isaac Hayden.
Their two classy goals gave us a good 2-0 win over Cardiff City and had their outspoken manager Neil Warnock complaining about everything but the kitchen sink, about just how unlucky they were.
But we’ve heard all that before from previous Newcastle managers who lose too many games.
It’s all reasons (because there are no results).
We hope Christian becomes a permanent player for us this summer.
Should Benitez Sign Christian Atsu Permanently
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