Christian Atsu had a decent enough game in the first half on Friday night at Tynecastle, but he will be hard pressed in the coming season to pin down a first team starting position.
But that has to be the 42 times capped (9 goals) Ghanaian International’s main goal if he is to do well at Newcastle.
Atsu looked good on loan last season and soon became a fan favorite after he appeared 35 times with 5 good goals and it’s obvious he has plenty of skill and speed.
25 year-old Christian Atsu – big chance for this player
He also seems to have a lot of determination to be successful on Tyneside after signing a four year deal for the Magpies.
It’s an excellent opportunity for Christian to get his career back in full swing after spending four years at Chelsea, where he was basically loaned out to a number of different clubs but he did hist best when he was at Newcastle last season – he had a good season.
This is what Christian has said in the Chronicle recently:
“Everybody is working hard and running. We have to give our best.”
“Yes, we have the same manager but this is not the same season so everybody has to fight for their position in the team. All the guys are working hard.”
“I am pleased to see we are together like last season.” “I am very happy to get back to the Premier League with Newcastle.”
“Everything now depends on me. It’s down to the player now.”
“I need to work hard now and try to be better than I was before. I always want to improve myself.”
“I have to keep working hard and being consistent for the team. I have a lot to improve this season. The Premier League has a lot of quality.”
“This season will be hard for us so we have to work harder than last season. We have to make sure we improve and try to compete with everybody in the Premier League.”
Christian will settle with his family in Newcastle and he’s probably the perfect player for Rafa Benitez to coach.
Christian loves playing for Rafa and thinks he’s simply a world-class coach and he has said he will do everything in his power at Newcastle to become a better player.
That’s all you can really ask for from any player at Newcastle.
Go for it Christian!