New signing Joselu seems delighted to be at Newcastle under Spanish manager Rafa Benitez, and he has been given the number 21 shirt at the club.
The 27-year-old has been interviewed on the Newcastle website, and he says he is confident he can do well at Newcastle after already having had one full season in the Premier League – the season before last – at Stoke City.
He didn’t do too well at that time scoring just four goals in 27 total appearances, but we hope he will do a lot better at Newcastle under the coaching of Rafa Benitez.
Rafa must think he can get the best out of the former Spanish U19, U20, and U21 striker who was an up-and-coming player when a youngster at Real Madrid for three years from 2009.
Last season at Deportivo he scored 6 goals in 24 total appearances for the Spanish club while on loan.
A relaxed looking Joselu after signing for Newcastle
A confident Joselu had this to say on the Newcastle website:
“It was a new country and a new league for me when I came to Stoke City,”
“It was a very good experience for me because I always wanted to play in the Premier League, but things were different because I had played for three years in Germany before I arrived in England.”
“I tried to accommodate to the club as soon as possible. I don’t think the first few years are easy for any player, but I think it is good for me that when I come here now, I have the experience of a year in the Premier League.”
“Last season I played in Spain, and I also think that is good for me.
“The first year in England is done. This is the most important thing for me because now I know the country, I know the teams and I know the league.”
“That should make everything easier for me now. I know all the things about the country and the league – it is not new like it was two years ago, and that should make it easier for me.”
“I have spent the last few days in Madrid because my son was born in Madrid and I stayed with my wife, but I have been feeling very good in training.”
“And I am looking forward to getting to know my team-mates and feeling part of the team.”
“I feel very happy because I am signing for a very big club. I have been waiting for the last days. I tried to be here as early as possible.”
“But I am here now and very happy to be part of this club. I am so excited.”
“I feel very good,” “I am fit, and I tried to do everything I could in pre-season because it is important that you get yourself in the right condition.”
“You have to get your legs working again, and I feel very good.”
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