Allan Saint-Maximin has spoken after today’s game about his debut and also about what to expect in the coming season. The Newcastle United homepage has published an article based on Allan’s comments.
Here is some of what our new forward has said about this game.
“I’m disappointed because we wanted to win this game. We did a lot of things and had a lot of occasions to score, but we played against a very good team – we have to know that.
I think we did a good job, and in football sometimes, you do everything and you don’t score, and sometimes you have one occasion and you don’t score.
“I think it’s what happened today. Arsenal didn’t have a lot of occasions – they maybe had five occasions, Aubameyang got one and scored directly. Joelinton had a lot of occasions, Shelvey too with a good shot.
“We did a good job, but the goalkeeper did good things. We’re really disappointed.”
“Sometimes you score directly, and sometimes you don’t score and after, it’s more difficult.
“It’s about this game – we played against a good team with very good players and we lost only 1-0. I hope everything will be better against Norwich.”
This result was down to Arsenal taking advantage of their few chances while Newcastle failed to do so. It’s time to get back to work for Steve Bruce and the lads. We hope they can identify what went wrong and what worked in today’s game and implement some changes for the game at Norwich City on Saturday.
Allan also spoke about his reception from the fans on his debut and he seems determined to repay them with future performances. However, he also seems to have the right attitude about coming off the bench for the time being.
“It was really good. They are amazing fans and I want to do everything for the fans. You see when I came on the pitch and everybody shouting. I want to score and I want to make assists.
“I know and the fans know in this game it’s difficult to show what you have to show, but I think it’s a good (challenge) for every player. We have to do better things against Norwich to win.
“I need more time to show what I have to show, but first I have to stay in the bench and come a little bit and play a little bit – it’s what I have to do. I have to work hard in training to be in the 11 and maybe do better things.”
Allan has also tweeted the following to the fans.
We end up on the losing side… but there's still positive things to take! Im proud to be a part of this team I will work hard and do my best to make you proud! thank you for the love https://t.co/p7qWdzHaZJ
— Allan Saint-Maximin (@asaintmaximin) August 11, 2019
We were happy with what we saw from Allan Saint-Maximin today. There is a lot of potential in this team for sure. The talent is here and it’s up to Steve Bruce and his staff to make sure they get the best out of this squad.