Earlier this week, Valentino Lazaro’s agent gave an interview and talked about his client’s delight with joining Newcastle last month.
He delved into how Valentino felt so welcomed and had some very positive things to say about how the club went about convincing Lazaro to join.
Valentino, himself, was interviewed yesterday about his decision to pick Newcastle over some of the other clubs that were pursuing him.
Keith Downie tweeted a teaser of the interview that appeared on Sky Sports.
Storm Ciara ? aside, @valentinolazaro says he made the right choice joining Newcastle over RB Leipzig. Accepts he has a responsibility to help get #NUFC higher up the pitch. The Austrian is in the mix to make his full debut at Arsenal on Sunday. Hear him on @SkySportsNews pic.twitter.com/0XmAkt5vmC
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) February 12, 2020
This is some of what the 23-year-old had to say:
“It was close, but in the end, I just felt more welcomed here. Steve Bruce really convinced me that I could have a really good time here in Newcastle.
“I don’t regret my decision, and I’m very happy to be here.
“The team’s great, and the training is great. The atmosphere in the stadium is great. So everything has been really good so far, apart from the weather.”
So other than the weather, it seems like Lazaro is thrilled with everything about Newcastle so far. He’ll get used to it eventually, we hope.
Lazaro also seems to be quite impressed with St James Park and the fans. That’s after a couple of dire home performances.
The 23-year-old really hasn’t witnessed the atmosphere at its best just yet. He watched the 0-0 draw against Oxford and made his debut in the Norwich match, which also ended goalless.
Those matches were not two that really gave the fans much to cheer about. Hopefully, that will change in our next home fixture. Though Valentino will have to wait a few more weeks to play again in front of the Newcastle faithful.
First at hand is Arsenal on Sunday at the Emirates, where we hope that Lazaro can make his first start in a Newcastle shirt. Then we travel back to London to face Crystal Palace the following weekend.
To close out the month is the critical match against Burnley, where Lazaro can get another chance to play at St James Park. Hopefully, he can witness the atmosphere in full effect with a rousing performance and all three points.