Rolando Aarons says it is important that Newcastle put in a performance and beat Sheffield Wednesday before the ‘big one’ against Chelsea.
The United winger says that people only really talk about your last game and as well as getting Newcastle into the next round of the League Cup, a win would also dilute the media pressure on the club.
For somebody who turns 20 in seven weeks time and still hasn’t started a Premier League natch, Aarons is already looking to the future.
Talking about the potential of winning the Capital One Cup, Aarons says ‘a trophy is a trophy’ and that is the case ‘whether it is the Capital One Cup, Premier League or Champions League’.
Before any potential Champions League success for Newcastle….Rolando Aarons says that lower league teams present a different challenge, more physical and direct.
After the dismal failure to deal with Watford and powerful striker Troy Deeney in particular, let’s hope Newcastle can be properly focused on Sheffield Wednesday, who have already posted the warning by scoring all three goals in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Fulham with headers from crosses.
Rolando Aarons talking to NUFC TV:
“I am one of those that hasn’t played a lot of minutes, so I’ll be looking to impress if I get the chance (v Sheff Wed). Give the gaffer a headache and show why I deserve to start games.
“I keep getting little tasters, every time I play for Newcastle I love it. Realistically I want to start every game, as every other player in the squad does, so I have to keep working hard and keep my head down.”
The ‘big ‘ one:
“There are new players, as well as a new system we need to gel to.
“People only really talk about your last game, so hopefully we do well on Wednesday and get a positive result for the big one, I say big one – the game on Saturday (v Chelsea).”
Different challenge against lower league teams:
“That (v Northampton) was probably one of the worst games I have ever played for Newcastle but it was a good professional team performance.
“When you play teams from the lower leagues it tends to be a lot more physical and direct, so it is something we have to deal with.”
A trophy is a trophy:
“Every player is no different, I want to win as many trophies as I can, whether it is the Capital One Cup, Premier League, Champions League – a trophy is a trophy at the end of the day and I would like to win this trophy.
“You take it one game at a time and one bad mistake can put you out.”