18 year-old lanky defender Lubomir Satka was signed from Dubnica two years ago, and he’s so far has had a good two years on Tyneside, and in this pre-season he has been training with the first team and has looked very solid when given an outing in the first team by manager Alan Pardew.
Lubo Satka – very promising young player
Alan Pardew compared the youngster earlier this year with a young Fabricio Coloccini , and we certainly need to bring some of our current crop of young players – like Lubo, Adam Armstrong and Rolando Aarons – to name just three – through to the first team as soon as we can.
Lubo is certainly enjoying his first team experience in this pre-season, and this is what he told the Shields Gazette yesterday when reminded of the comparison to a young Fabricio Coloccini:
“It’s good when the manager talks about you like that,” “I’m looking up to Colo, because he’s a great player and the captain. Hopefully, I can learn from him.”
“Last season was good for me, and this year I have started with the first team,” “I’ve got to train harder, and hopefully stay involved. We’ll see how it goes.”
“I’m enjoying being with the first team every day and travelling with them. I’m getting game time as well, so it’s good so far.”
The 18 year-old has already been capped by Slovakia at the U21 level, and there are high hopes that this lad can come through to the first team – maybe even this season – and have a great Newcastle career ahead of him.
Lubo can play at both right back and center-back, and ever since he arrived on Tyneside, he has played in the U21 side and has been very impressive.
We hope this young Slovakian can take advantage of the first team games he is getting in pre-season, and even start to push for a first team place this season.
Lubo is as good as that already.
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