Martin Dubravka gave a quick interview to NUFC TV after the good performance against St-Etienne.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 3, 2019
He spoke a lot about the game and was disappointed in conceding the late goal but was very pleased with the overall display. St-Etienne had very few opportunites especially in the second half. In retrospect, it was a very good way to end pre-season.
Martin also spoke about the new signings and the excitement they have brought to the team. He recognizes that they need a bit of time to get settled in the team. All three seem to be really excited and it looks like Joeliton and Allan Saint-Maximin have the chance to become real crowd favorites.
Dubravka also spoke of how hard training has been under Steve Bruce and how he hopes that it is going to help the team once the season starts. Most importantly to us, Martin said he can’t wait to start the season with Newcastle.
Martin Dubravka– can’t wait to start the season
He has been linked with PSG over the past few weeks which is somewhat concerning. However, that move always depended on PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp leaving the club.
Trapp spent last season on loan at Frankfurt and there has been a lot of speculation that they would make a permanent move for the German this summer.
According to Get French Football News, Frankfurt have just bid for Kevin Trapp. We’ll have to wait and see what comes of this new development.
Eintracht Frankfurt have made a new bid for PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp worth around €10m; Bundesliga side confident of getting deal over the line https://t.co/2FAX6i1NG5
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 3, 2019
It’s been a very positive window so far for Newcastle. They could still do with a few more signings. We would like to see a right-back brought in and another striker, if possible.
However, the one thing that has made this window a pleasant surprise is only one player has been sold. Ayoze Perez is the only first-team player to leave as his release clause was triggered by Leicester City.
Nothing will ruin this good transfer window like a sudden departure of a vital squad member this week. It will be a very nervy week for sure. We have the makings of an exciting team but if Dubravka or Fabian Schar suddenly get sold, it could kill any momentum gained.
If someone had told us that only Ayoze would have been sold this window we never would have believed it. We are very happy with the window thus far but there must be no outgoings in the final week. That is even more important than bringing in an extra one or two.