He got his name on the scoresheet once again last night, and in-form NUFC U-23 striker Elias Sorensen has admitted that it would be a ‘dream’ to break into the first-team squad and be managed by Rafa Benitez.
The 18-year-old Dane has been in stunning form this season, scoring his EIGTH goal of the season during the U-21’s impressive Checktrade Trophy win over League Two side Notts County last night.
Speaking after the game, he admitted that Fernando Torres was a player he admired as a kid, with it being a dream of his to follow in his footsteps and play under Rafa Benitez in the Newcastle United first team:
“The player that I really looked up to when I was a kid was Fernando Torres at Liverpool. I thought he was unbelievable.
“It’s a massive thing to be at a club where Rafa Benitez is. He is a big-name manager and he has won the Champions League.
“It would be the dream to be managed by him.”
If he keeps scoring at the rate he has been so far this season, it won’t be long until Benitez is considering giving him a call up to the senior side.
Here’s his goal last night and a snippet of his interview, with him appearing to have adopted a Geordie accent already!
ICYMI: In-form Elias Sørensen spoke to NUFC TV after his latest goal helped Newcastle's under-21s beat @Official_NCFC in the Checkatrade Trophy last night.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 10, 2018