Davide Santon is excited for the future and sees exciting young players and talented signings coming together to form a great future.

The full-back was talking about loan team Inter Milan  of course, not Newcastle United.

After a 2-2 draw at third placed Napoli, Davide Santon says that he believes that Roberto Mancini is pulling a great side together and he is hoping for a recall to the national side.

The NUFC Fans Forum minutes (which you can read HERE) that were published on Saturday, made clear that Davide Santon was moved out in January purely to save money, even though it left Newcastle with next to no defensive cover as not a single player was brought in despite Mapou’s sale and Streete and Santon going out on loan.

Last night’s match was Davide Santon’s eighth for Inter and it is widely reported that the Italian side will have a commitment to buy him for £2.8m if he appears 10 times this season whilst on loan.

Two goals down, Santon was switched over from the right to his usual left side position and his forward runs helped inspire Inter to two late goals and a share of the points yesterday.

Davide Santon:

“Tonight’s result is a good one as it’s not easy to get something at Napoli. The draw is also good for morale ahead of our Europa League last 16 tie but we know we could have done better.

“We are a young team and the club has invested in big talents, we just need time and then you will be able to see a great Inter side.”

Struggled on the right:

“I struggled a bit on the right in the first half, Napoli broke quickly and we were losing the ball too often in the middle of the park.

“I felt more comfortable on the left after the break and I was able to make the most of one v one situations – luckily it went well.”

Mancini’s backing me:

“Obviously I think about the national team, it is something I want to achieve but my main focus is Inter.

“I want to play well for the Nerazzurri and then the national team will come on the back of that. Mancini is backing me, I’d been out for nine months and didn’t expect to play so many games.”