Christian Atsu is turning out to be a good buy for just £6M from Chelsea last summer, and he had an excellent game on Saturday at the London Stadium and was easily our Man of the Match.
Atsu had an assist and scored a goal on our two excellent breakaway goals in the second half.
Christian is a religious man and a very good man and when he is interviewed he always talks about the team and what’s important for the team.
Rafa Benitez has quickly instilled in a short 21 months a tremendous team spirit at Newcastle, and this team never gives up.
Just like their manager never gives up; they reflect the manager’s personality.
Christian Atsu – in action at West Ham
Chrisitan was asked if he was pleased with his own (excellent) performance on Saturday and this is what the 25-year-old said:
“Not personally, but as a team, because everyone worked really hard and gave everything.”
“We wanted to win because we knew what was at stake. We fought so hard to get this win, and I’m very happy.”
“I’m very happy, always, when I do something to help the club,”
“That’s my job. There’s nothing to congratulate myself about, but I’m happy for the team and my colleagues.”
“Once again we’re happy.”
“We had a very difficult run,”
“It was nine games without a win. That was really hard and difficult for all the players.
“But West Ham showed that we’re mentally strong in every single situation and that we can also turn things around in every single situation.”
“We have Man City,” “We have to shift our focus. It’s a massive game, so we’re concentrating on that.”
Newcastle really have nothing to lose tonight against league leaders Manchester City.
The lads will be welcomed home and roared on by a relieved 52,000 fans at St Jame’s Park after our excellent away win on Saturday against a relegation contender.