Newcastle’s latest signing, Ivan Toney, says that ‘the bigger the stage, the better he plays’ but admits that the reality of playing in front of fifty thousand fans will be a walk into the unknown.
The 19 year old striker confirmed as United’s fourth signing of the summer earlier today, agreeing a deal on Tyneside after being on trial for a number of days.
Toney says he likes to let his feet do the talking and will be happy just so long as he is playing football and getting the chance to show what he can do.
Stepping up from League Two, it will be interesting to see whether the club instantly send him out on loan, play him in the reserves (Under 21s) or whether he ends up on the bench.
Ivan Toney speaking to NUFC tv:
“I’m very excited, the players are a very good standard, can’t wait to get started and show what I am about. There was talk pre season about coming to Newcastle, so I just kept on doing my thing and let my feet do the talking.
“It was a two day trial and I just had to show what I’m about – luckily enough I did alright and the manager liked what he saw. I like to get the ball into feet and score lots of goals, I like to consider myself quick and sharp and strong, get in behind with the pace.”
I might crumble..:
“I like to say the better the stage the better I play but obviously I might crumble under fifty thousand fans – but I’m looking forward to it. I like to consider myself confident and just can’t wait to get playing.
“I’m just looking to play football: Under 21s, first team, coming off the bench, or going out on loan – if that is what I have to do then I’m willing to do that, so long as I’m playing then I don’t mind.”