Ayoze Perez has been interviewed in the Spanish paper Marca after his is making a name for himself over the last month or so.
Since he signed for us in the summer od 2014 he ha splayed 187 games for Newcastle with 42 goals and 17 assists.
Not too bad for a fee of €2M that we paid Teneriffe for him.
If Rafa stays on board, Newcastle will continue to pick up these bargain buys, through Rafa’s contacts and also the excellent scouting team Rafa has put in place.
And Perez’ two goals in the last 8 minutes of last Saturday’s win against Everton have seen him get headlines around the football world.
And in the Marca article are hints there may be a possibility that Perez will get a Spanish call-up from manager Luis Enrique.
Ayoze Perez – has hit top form at Newcastle
This is what Ayoze said about last Saturday’s game with the electric atmosphere at St. James’ Park:
“It was incredible, I will not forget it in my life. It is one of those games that mark you.”
“Newcastle, from what I read, had never achieved a comeback of this kind in the Premier era.”
“n the second part we took a step forward, we scored early 1-2 and this encouraged us to believe.”
“It was brutal to live it and be the protagonist. More so, before our fans, who never fail – even in the most complicated situations.”
“(In the Man City game) when Aguero scored after 24 seconds (or was it 25?) after a concentration error, many things happen to your head and your approach changes.”
“We were able, however, to continue competing, to make them feel uncomfortable and we knew how to take advantage of our opportunities.”
“Beating City has been a turning point in our season.”
“The first thing is to achieve the collective goal as soon as possible and know that we will be one more season in the Premier League.”
“Then I hope to improve my numbers.”
In the previous 10 matches Perez has scored five goals and has one assist, and he is coming good again at the end of the season.
Perez is a confidence player, and at the moment his confidence is high, and he could well keep scoring those goals for us.
He’s not a player the fans should ever boo – because it doesn’t help him one little bit – and the lad always gives 100% effort.
Perez has been an excellent acquisition for Newcastle, and he turns 26 in July – five years after joining the club.
But if Rafa stays on board we may not have seen the best of Ayoze yet – he’s come alive since Miguel Almiron arrived on Tyneside.
What do you think?