Mikel Merino visited Choppington Primary School for the Super Movers campaign, sponsored by the Newcastle United Foundation yesterday.
It’s terrific to see players like Merino supporting this kind of thing in the community, and it’s aimed at getting schoolchildren to be more physically active.
The young central midfielder is a smashing lad who could well have a great future at Newcastle.
But we must remain part of the Premier League this season.
Otherwise, it’s almost certain Mikel will leave the club.
Mikel Merino – at Choppington Primary School – love the school uniforms
This is what Mikel has said as reported in the Shields Gazette – both about Newcastle and the Super Movers campaign:
“Every match is different, but the way they lost the last game, and they almost tied against us at St James’s Park, makes us believe a little bit more about the possibilities,”
“It’s such a big game against such a big club and such a big team. It doesn’t matter really the dynamic they have, we’ll approach it in the same way.”
“They are two of the most important football icons in Spain (Pep Guardiola and David Silva),”
“So, for me, it’ll be a great match. It’s going to be a really big game for us. We’re going to try to win all three points, and we have the clues of how to do it.”
“To see these kinds of players and managers play and coach is amazing. I’m going to try to do my best if I have the luck to play, and then we’ll see what happens.”
“It’s different training indoors than outside (because of the snow).” “But the main thing is that we’re focused on the game. It doesn’t matter on which pitch you train, the focus is the same.”
“I had fun (at Choppington),” “It’s always really fun to dance (train?) with the kids. “The movement they are trying to create with this project is amazing.”
“I think it’s a great idea for the kids to be active, to move and to be fit.”
“This is great, I support it, I think it’s a really good thing for them because they can study at the same time they have fun and this is the most important thing.”
Here is Mikel getting some training (dancing?) in with the schoolchildren (Rafa will be pleased) – he looks fit for tomorrow’s game!
— Matthew Raisbeck (@raisbeck10) January 18, 2018
Good stuff there from Mikel Merino.