Ki Sung-yueng believes Salomon Rondon is Newcastle’s ‘most important’ player – also revealing how the Venezuelan impresses him ‘every day’ in training with headers just like the one he scored against Bournemouth.
The South Korean has done a brilliant job in the side following Jonjo Shelvey’s limped off in the win over Watford earlier this month, however it seems he’s been particularly impressed by Rondon since returning to the side.
Speaking about the striker’s outstanding display against Bournemouth, here’s what the midfielder has had to say about Rondon – claiming he scores stunning headers ‘every day’ in training:
“It was a beautiful cross from Kenedy, and a difficult header from that distance – but I see him do that in training every day, so I knew he could do it,”
“It was a beautiful goal, and hopefully we can see more of those from him. The goalscorer is the most important thing for any team, so we are lucky to have him.”
The former Swansea star then praised the striker’s all round game, explaining how his ability to hold up the ball and score goals gives him so much ‘confidence’ as a midfielder – believing the pair can strike up a strong partnership:
“Everybody knows how Rondon will be a big part of this team,”
“He holds the ball up well, can fight for possession and he can score goals. If you have striker like him, as a midfielder it makes me so confident, and I know we can enjoy a good partnership.
“If he keeps scoring then it will really help the team.”
Let’s hope both can continue where they left off against Bournemouth when we face Burnley on Monday night.
It’ll most likely be a low scoring game, so the likes of Ki and Rondon may well be the difference.