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Sammy Ameobi Reveals The Benefits Of Being Made To Stop Behind After Training For Extra Work

8 years ago
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Sammy Ameobi has revealed the secret ingredient to his improved form and crossing of the ball.

Junior Ameobi has explained that coach Steve Stone has had him staying behind for extra training, especially on his crossing.

While one swallow doesn’t make a summer and all that, if Sammy could regularly put that kind of crossing on top of his undoubted natural ability then we may just have a player.

This is what Sammy Ameobi had to say to Newcastle United’s TV channel after the match;

“It was a really good win and I am happy for the team. I think we needed it after what happened on Saturday, we needed a boost for morale and for the fans as well.

I love playing with Paul, we have been playing since we were kids growing up. I think we work well together so it is great to get the opportunity to play alongside him, I thought he did well.

It is always a bonus to create both goals. After training Steve Stone has been keeping me back after training and making me do extra work, I think it has paid off. I’m happy he did so and I’m going to continue to work on that (putting crosses in).

I think I am knocking on the door but there are some great players ahead of me.”

Over the years we have seen so many players who have ability but just can’t make it to the necessary level. Maybe in most cases it is down to attitude and a willingness, or rather a lack of, to go the extra mile.

Newcastle’s crossing is almost universally terrible so a player who could regularly put the ball in the right areas would be a massive boost for the team, it is down to the younger Ameobi to show it on a consistent basis.

Better crosses into the box will also do no harm to Papiss Cisse who again showed last night that he is best when he does things instinctively and doesn’t have to think too much!

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