19-year-old Dane Elias Sorensen is getting the accolades today after he scored his 8th goal of the season last night at Notts County in Newcastle U21’s 2-0 win in the Checkatrade Trophy.
And it seems Elias has improved a lot this season under the watchful eye of Newcastle’s U21 coach Ben Dawson.
The teenager arrived on Tyneside as a 16-year-old in 2015 with a lot of attention and media coverage, and he has suffered a lot from homesickness at such a young age.
But it seems the Danish youngster has now settled in at Newcastle and to prove it he speaks with a Geordie accent.
Elias Sorenson scores in the second half at Notts County – gets mobbed by teammates
When Newcastle signed the youngster three years ago, he was highly touted as a potential future superstar.
We are hoping he can develop and become the star we need coming through the ranks at Newcastle.
This is what Elias has told the Chronicle in his Geordie accent:
“Moving over to Newcastle from Denmark as a 16-year-old was very tough for me.”
“I missed my family, two sisters, and friends. It was tough at first but as the years go by you get used to it.”
“The family come to visit me and I go back when I can so I am used to it.”
“I have settled in.”
“I have picked up the Geordie accent aye!” “It’s just something I have picked up from being around my team-mates.”
“At home in Denmark you learn English at school and you don’t really speak with an accent.” “So I have picked it up from living in the city.”
“I am developing massively.” “I am trying to hold the ball up more.” “I am quite a big lad so I am looking to improve.
“When I first came here I struggled to get into the U18 team but now I am getting a regular game for the U23s.”
“I always have a little game each season with my dad over how many I will score.”
“He challenged me to score 20 goals for the season, so I am aiming for that.”
“But I just take each game as it comes and if a chance comes my way I’ll try to put it in the net.”
Elias has 8 goals this season so we hope he can keep smashing those goals in for us.
We need more youngsters coming through the ranks on Tyneside, and the Danish youngster could well become a big future star at Newcastle.
Why not – he already has his Geordie accent, and that’s got to help.