Joselu hasn’t played many games for us yet, but in the last two games he has started – both wins – he has looked a good player and has been an integral part of the new way the team is playing.
The Spaniard has also revealed that when a world-class manager called him and said he had been following his career for some years, he quickly decided to sign for Newcastle.
The 27-year-old joined Newcastle from Stoke City for about £5M in mid-August and has quickly settled in at the club, and he is now set to start against his former club tomorrow afternoon at St. James’ Park.
Joselu after scoring against West Ham
Joselu did not have a good time of it at Stoke and last season he was on loan for the season at Deportivo La Coruna in Spain.
Joselu has been interviewed in the Chronicle today, and he talks about how he signed for Newcastle.
“Rafa told me to sign here, he told me many good things about the club, the city, everything.”
“I didn’t have to think too much about it, I signed quickly and I am here.”
“They bought me, I now try to play well and to help the club win the games. It doesn’t matter if I cost £5M, £6M or £25M.”
“The transfer market is crazy now. I don’t care about that.”
“Rafa is a big manager in the world. When he talks about you, he says he has followed you, it’s nice to know.”
“I am very happy to be working with him.”
“I hope for an opportunity now. I think I played well against West Ham. I try to work hard every week to be on the pitch and try to score goals to help the club.”
“There’s plenty of Spaniards here, but we can still speak English in the dressing room.”
“That is best.”
Joselu has already looked a good player at Newcastle and we expect Rafa Benitez to bring out the best in the Spanish striker as the season progresses.
Hopefully, we can make it three wins in a row tomorrow and go further up the league table.
That would be terrific!