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Where Chucky Ferreyra Got His Nickname….And It Wasn’t Terrorising Defences

6 years ago
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In his first interview since joining Newcastle United, Chucky Ferreyra has been talking about his reasons for moving to St.James’ Park and how he came by his nickname.

The interview was with the club’s official TV channel and predictably avoided any mention of the striker and some teammates refusing to return to Shakhtar Donetsk due to the political conflict/situation.

Uncanny…!

The on-loan striker spoke some English which is a positive but had Fabricio Coloccini on hand to help with some of the translation.

“I like the Premier League and when I knew Newcastle were interested I was very impressed.

“I know Newcastle is one of the important clubs in England, they have a nice stadium as well as many big players.

“Once he (Coloccini) told me about the club I didn’t need to think about it, it has been my dream (to play in Premier League) since I was a boy.

“I’m a striker who likes to be around the box and make runs, to give options for other players.

“Most important thing is to help the team and win games, to score is a bonus.

(Asked about the origins of his nickname)

“When I was a boy (motions with his hand to indicate when he was little and shrugs his shoulders as to why they gave him the moniker), my friends – ‘Chucky, Chucky’ and after three years even my mother ‘Chucky’, my brother ‘Chucky’, my family ‘Chucky’…”

Alan Pardew was predictably pleased with his new striker when also speaking to the club’s TV channel but did make a couple of classic blunders; picking out the wrong country where he’d signed the player from and also making up the origin of the ‘Chucky’ nickname.

“He is somebody who we think did brilliantly in Argentina, he had a transition to Russia (Ed: Ukraine – Shakhtar Donetsk) which is never easy and played in and out there a little bit.

“He will get more chances I think here and hopefully he can show the qualities that he showed in Argentina, where he gained his nickname, by terrorising defences.

“He’s somebody that Colo knows well so that can only help.”

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