Alan Pardew ‘He Loves The Club, Gives Everything For The Shirt and Is Getting Better’
Ahead of the match at Stoke, Alan Pardew has said that Paul Dummett has overtaken Massadio Haidara in making the left-back position his own.
The Newcastle manager believes that Dummett has come in for some unfair criticism and that while his form may dip, he is still on an upward curve.
Any criticism of Dummett has mainly came I believe due to supporters believing that Haidara is the better player who hasn’t been given a decent run in the team.
“I think he (Dummett) has come in for criticism that is unfair if I’m honest. He is a young boy learning his trade, in a difficult position, and the goal the other night just typified what he is about.
“He is wholehearted, he gives everything for the shirt, he loves this football club and he is getting better.
“That is what young players do, they have games when they are not always great, but so long as they on that upward curve.
“Which he is, and he has certainly just nudged ahead of Sadio (Haidara) at the moment, and he’ll be looking to keep that because Sadio is a very good player who is breathing down his neck – that is good competition.”
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