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Elias Sorensen “Football is everything in Newcastle”

4 years ago

Elias Sorensen says  ‘I seriously believe that all Newcastle people are Newcastle fans.’

The Danish striker turns 19 in September and is really enjoying life on Tyneside now.

One of the many young players from various countries brought in by Rafa Benitez to bolster the Academy, Sorensen arrived as a 16 year old in August 2016.

He says it found a little bit lonely at first but after settling down he loves it at Newcastle.

With eight goals in nine starts in the league for the Newcastle United Academy side, he is in great form.

Elias Sorensen states he would love to make it in the first team at NUFC as ‘Football is everything in Newcastle’.

Paul Dummett stands alone currently as the only first team squad member to come from the Academy, so great if Freddie Woodman and then others such as Elias Sorensen can be progressing as well.

Elias Sorensen talking to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet, as reported by Sport Witness:

“That (Newcastle United) is where I want to score (in the first team).

“It would be a big deal.

“Football means so much to people here and I seriously believe that all Newcastle people are Newcastle fans.

“It is sold out, no matter which match it is.

“Football is everything in Newcastle.

“It was hard at first, you are away from family and friends, so the first months I was somewhat lonely.

“But then I got to know my team-mates better and got better at English, that helped.

“Now there are more people I’m really talking to and people are good here, so it iss going really well.

“This is my life now, that is what I want to live for, that is how I want to earn my money.

“That is what I want, I have figured out what it takes and I do it.

“It is here in Newcastle that I want to start my (first team) career and then we have to see what happens next.

“But it is a good club in a good city – not too big, not too small – just right.”


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