Salomon Rondon has been praised by Alan Shearer and has said Rondon was brilliant on Saturday and gave a powerful center-forward display against Bournemouth in our 2-1 home win.
Alan also immediately sent out a tweet after the game saying what a performance there Venezuelan gave.
The second goal was a powerful header after 40 minutes and it was reminiscent of Alan himself.
But Salomon has said he can never be compared to the great Shearer.
Here’s the tweet by Alan:
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) November 10, 2018
This is what Rondon has said as reported in the Chronicle today:
“I can never be compared to Shearer, and to play at his high level I have to keep working. He’s a legend here.”
“I have three goals, and he has 206 so it’s important for me to stay focused and to keep working.”
“I do like to make Shearer happy, because I know how big a fan of Newcastle he is.”
“I’ve seen the tweet and it means a lot to me,”
“When I was young, I saw Shearer on the TV, and now we can exchange messages on Twitter. That’s amazing.”
“That’s what can happen in football; you can see the big legends that you are following, and that’s a pressure for me.”
“The number nine is too heavy. Especially at this club. Now I have to remain focused and keep scoring goals.”
“I have to keep working hard and trying to score but, to be honest, I never say the numbers, or what target I’m going for.”
“The most important thing is to help the team, “
“We’re really happy with the win, and for my team-mates. This has to be the start. We know what our schedule has been like, playing against big teams, and it’s been difficult.”
“We’ve done really well in the last three games and picked up points. Two wins in a row are important – massive.”
“The one thing for us is to keep working and, as the games come, to keep collecting points. To stay up we have to get wins.”
“We played well in the first half, then after the break it was a different phase of the game. We had to defend and we had to be strong.”
“The work for the strikers is slightly different, and you have to hold the ball and bring people into play.”
“You can run with the ball, too. I have to hold the ball up, that’s my job; to find my team-mates to help them play.”
Rondon is not too far behind Alan – is he?
3 goals against 206 goals for Newcastle?
Yes – he’s miles behind but Salomon is now motivated by one of his heroes – that cannot be bad.