Allan Saint Maximin is already winning hearts and minds within our fan base with his exciting performances on the pitch, and interaction with the fans off it.
Last night he gave a larger than life interview on BBC Radio Newcastle with Matthew Raisbeck and John Anderson.
He spoke about his hopes for the future and revealed what Steve Bruce said to him about joining Newcastle, also admitting that he prefers to play in the no.10 role, NOT out wide:
We certainly hope that he stays at Newcastle for a long time, but even the most optimistic Newcastle fan will struggle to believe the club will match his ambition under the current ownership.
However while Bruce’s pledge of attacking football seemed ludicrous in the opening weeks of the season, the attacking intent in the last couple of games has filled everyone with a bit of hope and belief that we at last have some genuine attacking flair to add to the undoubted work ethic and togetherness of this squad. Not only that, ASM has really bought into it and seems to “get it” – something we didn’t have during that relegation season under Steve McClaren.
The Frenchman also made some interesting, and somewhat surprising comments on his preferred postition:
“I prefer to play on the left (than the right), but my best position is number ten, because I am more free and can go anywhere.”
I don’t think I’m alone in thinking that he was an out and out winger and certainly when he gets on the ball and expresses himself he’s joy to watch.
Alex Hurst from True Faith made a great point earlier this week when he said…“ASM is so important for this football club. The first player in years that kids want on the back of their shirt and have on their wall.” I couldn’t agree more.
All we need now are goals! Villa Park is the perfect place to start.