Davide Santon is excited for the future and sees exciting young players and talented signings coming together to form a great future.

The full-back was talking about loan team Inter Milan  of course, not Newcastle United.

After a 2-2 draw at third placed Napoli, Davide Santon says that he believes that Roberto Mancini is pulling a great side together and he is hoping for a recall to the national side.

The NUFC Fans Forum minutes (which you can read HERE) that were published on Saturday, made clear that Davide Santon was moved out in January purely to save money, even though it left Newcastle with next to no defensive cover as not a single player was brought in despite Mapou’s sale and Streete and Santon going out on loan.

Last night’s match was Davide Santon’s eighth for Inter and it is widely reported that the Italian side will have a commitment to buy him for £2.8m if he appears 10 times this season whilst on loan.

Two goals down, Santon was switched over from the right to his usual left side position and his forward runs helped inspire Inter to two late goals and a share of the points yesterday.

Davide Santon:

“Tonight’s result is a good one as it’s not easy to get something at Napoli. The draw is also good for morale ahead of our Europa League last 16 tie but we know we could have done better.

“We are a young team and the club has invested in big talents, we just need time and then you will be able to see a great Inter side.”

Struggled on the right:

“I struggled a bit on the right in the first half, Napoli broke quickly and we were losing the ball too often in the middle of the park.

“I felt more comfortable on the left after the break and I was able to make the most of one v one situations – luckily it went well.”

Mancini’s backing me:

“Obviously I think about the national team, it is something I want to achieve but my main focus is Inter.

“I want to play well for the Nerazzurri and then the national team will come on the back of that. Mancini is backing me, I’d been out for nine months and didn’t expect to play so many games.”



  • Not being funny but aside from the obvious of him technically still being contracted to us what does this actually have to do with NUFC??

  • DavidDrape

    if he belongs to us then its a newcaslte related story. seen his other week in Milan and he was kept at the back to protect the first leg result. its always good to see and hear these days what we have got rid off – it just shows up this regime for what it which is clueless

  • wor monga

    Obviously he has to ‘cream his keks’ about his new club…every
    player has to…but Inter are fixed soundly in the ‘middle of the road’, these
    days along with AC, where once upon a time they were both the giants!!

    Davide’s a decent lad, and an honest player, but neither his
    defensive play or assists from his wing play ever amounted to what was really
    needed to move us on…

    …so we have to go from there and hope for better things from
    Haidara, with Jonas and Raylor to see out this season, and see where we go from
    there…

  • DavidDrape this isn’t really talking about how he is doing etc though he is talking about how he sees Inter Milan’s future going etc – I don’t give two hoots about Inter Milan’s future to be honest.

  • DavidDrape

    Roberts Grey Pants DS is still of interest to me as he is a toon player.