Miguel Almiron Press Conference: Says the 7 words Newcastle United fans wanted to hear
Miguel Almiron has met the media for the first time after his arrival from Atlanta United.
The public unveiling was at St James Park as the Paraguayan international answered questions from the, mainly, English media.
With now two days of training behind him, the new signing had the seven words Newcastle fans wanted to hear: ‘I am ready to play at Wolves.’
The new signing says he has been keeping himself fit and Newcastle United sorted a personal trainer once he was in the UK. As until he got his work permit he wasn’t allowed to even train with his new teammates.
There are now four days until the Wolves game comes around and it will be over nine weeks since his last competitive match, which was helping Atlanta United to win the MLS Cup.
One thing for sure, Rafa doesn’t take chances with any players, so Miguel Almiron will only start once the Newcastle boss is sure he is fully ready.
“I’ve been keeping myself fit and I am ready to play at Wolves on Monday.
“It’s great to be here – thank you for the welcome. I’ve been trying to settle in as quickly as possible.
“I want to bring something to the group of players we’ve already got…
“My main aim at the moment is settling in and getting to know my teammates.
“I feel good physically.
“Fitness-wise, I’m in good shape – before coming here our pre-season (at Atlanta) had started. I’ve managed to do a bit of physical stuff here in the last few days, so I’m good.
“I think for some time now the MLS has been improving. Every year you see more and more quality players come in. I think it’s a good sign and a positive thing for that league.
“I think I’m the sort of player who tries to get my teammates playing, get those players around me playing, and tries to help them as well.
“It’s been a hectic week with lots of things to sort out, but now I feel more settled.
“I’ve managed to put in some decent work already… I feel good in myself.
“I’m really grateful for the way I’ve been welcomed by the supporters here. I really can’t wait for the moment when I can turn out for the side here at home.
There are big differences between the two leagues… and it’s a tougher league to play in. But I think with the help of my teammates in training and the manager, it’s something I think I’ll cope with, and they’ll help me along the way.
“I’m definitely looking forward to the experience.
“My partner will be coming over, and my family, my parents and my friends will be over to see me.”
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