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Time For Adam Armstrong To Be Given His Chance At Newcastle United

6 years ago
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Newcastle United have struggled up front so far, not only have goals been hard to come by but the likes of Emmanuel Riviere, De Jong and Cabella haven’t even looked like threatening.

It isn’t time to write them off but what it is, is time to unleash the only fit and available out and out goalscorer we have at Newcastle United.

Step forward Adam Armstrong.

Local lad, he’s only seventeen, but so what?

Last season my thought was to take it slowly etc etc but I have now turned 180 degrees and it isn’t even mainly to do with the team’s problems up front.

I actually think that Adam Armstrong could be ready to have a go, give him a burst of four or five matches and see how he gets on. Then if he is faltering, take him out of the firing line for a breather.

He seems like a confident and assured lad anyway, plus he has now taken Holland apart in his first match for England Under 18s, scoring two and making one of the goals in a 4-1 win.

This follows 9 goals in 10 matches as the Geordie striker was a key player in England Under 17s lifting the European Championships earlier this year.

Look at the quality of his goals for England at youth level and for Newcastle, he is a natural, you can see he has it all.

Too young? In other countries people would just laugh at you.

I’m not saying he is going to achieve as much as Wayne Rooney but it is worth pointing out that the England Captain made his league debut for Everton at 16 and his England senior bow at 17, some months younger than Adam Armstrong is now.

Armstrong was interviewed after his latest two goals against Holland Under 18s, to me he sounds like his confidence is sky high, let us get that on the pitch for Newcastle United;

“Every forward loves a goal.

“There is no better feeling than seeing the ball in the back of the net. That’s what we are there to do, and for me to do it in my first game for the England U18s was fantastic, to get two was even better!

“Maybe we were a bit rusty at the start, with it being our first game back together, but after about twenty minutes we dominated and when the goals came, they couldn’t handle us.”

“For my first, I just made the run and when Simsy slipped me through, I thought: ‘Why not just hit it?’ as there wasn’t much else on.

“So I just struck it and luckily it went in the back of the net.

“For my second, Lego [Ryan Ledson] had worked really hard to get the ball back and play me through, I was one-on-one with the defender, and I just cut inside and smashed it in the bottom corner with my right foot.

“It’s always nice to get goals with both feet, and that’s what I’m capable of doing.”

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