It’s been a whirlwind week for Miguel Almiron who held a press conference today for the media.
He’s finally been able to get into full training with Rafa and his new teammates and already thinks he’s done some good work already on the training field.
Miguel is very happy at the welcome he has received from the Newcastle fans – but he’s seen nothing yet.
Not sure if Rafa will start him on Monday night at Wolves but maybe he can play initially on the left wing in place of Atsu?
Miguel Almiron – in training yesterday
Here’s some of what he has said today – speaking in Spanish:
“It’s been a hectic week. I’ve had lots of things to sort out but I feel more settled,”
“I’m very, very happy I can train daily. I’ve put in some decent work already on the training ground, which is something I needed.”
“I feel good physically. I’m in good shape. Our pre-season had started with Atlanta [in January] so I got some physical stuff done then, so I’m good, thank you.”
“I think it’s a similar situation to when I made the decision to go to Atlanta,” Almiron replied when asked if Benitez’s presence at St James’ Park played an influence in him joining the Magpies.
“It was a no brainer when Tata Martino said he wanted me at Atlanta. It was the same when I heard of the interest from Rafa Benitez.”
“We all know what a great manager he is, a great person he is, and there was no hesitation about wanting to play for him and the club.”
“It’ll be quite tough. There are big differences in the two leagues,” “The tempo is different – it’s higher tempo and more pressing.”
“It’s a more difficult league, but with the help of my team-mates it’s something I feel I’ll cope with it, and my manager will help me as well.”
“I think it’ll be absolutely great to play here (St. James’ Park); the feeling will be magnificent,”
“I’m really grateful for the way I’ve been welcomed already. I’ve felt the support, kindness and good feelings already.”
“I felt the fans give that to individuals and the whole teams as well. I really can’t wait until I can play for the side here at home as a player.”
The two players we have signed seem happy to be at Newcastle and very keen to improve under the guidance of manager Rafa Benitez.
Now to start off with the two new players with a win on Monday.