Sammy Ameobi says that it is nice to be away from the Newcastle ‘scene’ where ‘everything is criticised’.
Shola’s younger brother says that he likes Cardiff because it isn’t as ‘football orientated’ as Newcastle and there is less pressure.
Sammy Ameobi’s comments pretty much back up what myself and many Newcastle fans have always believed, his heart just isn’t in it to be a decent football player.
Considering he has only started one game in two and a half months he should be hating every minute of it.
Instead he says ‘It is easy to let your mind wander when you are not starting. They are treating me really well here and make me believe I’m a valuable asset.’
Sammy Ameobi clearly seems to have this mental image in his head that he is some great player and it doesn’t seem to register that he can’t even get a game for a mid-table average Championship team.
“I’m really enjoying it here. We’ve got a good team and we’ve had a good start (8th at the minute) to the season. We are a solid side right now. Since I’ve come here everyone is really together and pushing in the same direction. It’s not about individuals, it’s all about the team and I hope we take that forward.
“When I came I was two weeks behind and not fit. I’ve had to bide my time to get in the team. They are doing so well. I have had to bide my time, but hopefully I will start playing games.
“The manager has been working with me in terms of keeping me in the right frame of mind. It is easy to let your mind wander when you are not starting. They are treating me really well here and make me believe I’m a valuable asset.
“I’ve seen here how people here who are not involved are treated well. That’s positive. That’s why the team is so knitted together. Even if people are not starting they feel part of it.
“There’s a lot less pressure here too. Newcastle is so football orientated, everything is criticised. It’s nice to be out of that scene.
“But Cardiff fans have not seen the best of me because I’m only coming off bench. I wanted to come and excite fans. I’m a very direct player. I can feel the buzz when I’m playing, it’s pressure, but I’m really confident.”