Rafa Benitez gave 19-year-old Newcastle’s U23 star Elias Sorensen a chance last week to join the first-team training, and it looks like he did very well.
Rafa is willing to give any youngster a chance, but they have to show Rafa they have both the ability and the temperament to play in the first team when they are so young.
Newcastle need a striker more than anything and if Elias can keep improving and maybe get a chance and score some goals for us – that would be like manna from heaven for Rafa and Newcastle.
The 19-year-old has scored a massive 13 goals for the club’s Under23 side this season and has looked outstanding.
Elias Sorensen in training this week
This is what Rafa has said when asked if Sorensen was close to a Newcastle debut, as reported in the Chronicle today:
“He did well.”
“He showed a good touch and good play. “He only played a couple of sessions, but you can see in the future he can be a good player if he keeps working hard.”
“He needs to keep focused and keep knocking on the door.”
Those will be encouraging words to the Danish youngster, and it’s what he must keep doing.
If he keeps progressing he could make his debut for Newcastle this season.
We hope he does because Newcastle desperately need to start bringing young players through to the first team.