Salomon Rondon has admitted that settling into life in the North-East has been a ‘difficult process’ following his loan move from West Brom – however he’s raring to go ahead of Saturday’s trip to Cardiff after making his debut on Saturday.
The 28-year old admits that finding a new house and settling his kids into new schools is something that does take time following his move from the Midlands, although he insists that he’s ‘very happy’ to be here and excited for more after making his debut on Saturday.
Here’s what he’s had to say when speaking to the club’s official website today:
“Settling is a difficult process – you have to find a house, and get kids settled in the schools, but I hope it can be quick. It is a good move for me and I am very happy.”
Rondon then touched on Saturday’s defeat to Spurs, feeling we were unlucky to lose after playing ‘really, really well’, but choosing to now focus on this weekend’s ‘difficult’ trip to Cardiff:
“It was a shame to lose at home. (It would have been) an important three points for us, but the team played really, really well,”
“We created chances, which is important for everyone, and we have to keep going – it is the only way. The season has just started and we have to look at the next game.
“We shoot (against) the post twice, but it was not to be for us, which is a shame. But the important thing is to create chances, and we have to keep that going.
“We know that Cardiff are promoted this season, and it is a difficult league for everyone – all of the teams have spent a lot of money to make a good team for the season. It will be difficult, but we just have to think about us – that is more important for the team. It is away, but we have to win, and that is the only thing we have to think about.”
The big Venezuelan then talked about his first appearance at St James’ Park on Saturday, saying that the atmosphere when he came on way ‘very nice’ and a proud moment for him:
“We came onto the pitch, it was open, and we just tried to help the team and score goals, of course. The (atmosphere) when I came on was very nice – it was very nice for me,”
“I was very happy, and proud to make my debut. It was a pleasure, and I have to keep going to help the team.”
Hopefully he and his family can get settled into life on Tyneside as soon as possible.
He certainly sounds happy to be here and I’m quite confident that the goals and performances will come once he’s settled and fully fit.
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