Star outlines the key difference between Newcastle United and promoted side


New signing Isaac Hayden has revealed the difference he has noticed between Newcastle United and former side Hull City.

Hayden arrived at Newcastle United from Arsenal in a deal worth around £2.5 million this summer and the 21-year-old already seems to have established himself as a key figure under manager Rafael Benitez, featuring prominently in the Magpies’ pre-season campaign so far.

Hayden looks set to be deployed in a midfield role at Newcastle during the upcoming season and the midfielder has now gone on to speak regarding the playing style of the Magpies.

The youngster stated that under Benitez, Newcastle deploy a possession based game that focuses a lot on passing and revealed that it this is the key difference in the playing style between the Magpies and his former side Hull City, who managed to earn promotion from the Championship last season.

Speaking to the Chronicle, the former Arsenal man said, “The main difference between this team and Hull City last year is that we at Newcastle pass the ball a lot better than we did at Hull.

“I think if we get the ball down and if we want to play football – one or two touches – and maybe on a few occasions against Southend we played too many touches, yet overall we played it around nicely and got a few passes and moved on from there.

“If we play like we have been during pre-season and take it on a notch in terms of moving it a bit quicker in some certain areas then I don’t think we’ll have any problems as there are some quality players here.”