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Sean Longstaff discussed by the person who knows him best – The Newcastle United feel good story this season

2 years ago
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Sean Longstaff has only started five Premier League matches and came on as a sub in another.

However, he has already been turning heads with his performances.

Little wonder as five of those six matches have been against sides in the top seven.

Sean Longstaff having not looked out of place against Man City, Spurs, Liverpool, Wolves and Chelsea.

His brother Matthew/Matty is also on Newcastle’s books and the 18 year old midfielder is also doing very well, having played 15 times already this season for the Under 23s (reserves), many of those alongside brother Sean.

Matty Longstaff says that he is so proud of his brother and says he is now an inspiration for everybody else in the younger age groups.

Maybe the best thing of all about Sean Longstaff is that there is so much more to come.

At Blackpool last season he scored nine goals when on loan, almost all of them quality strikes from outside the box.

With better players around him and if Rafa gives him more freedom, at last Newcastle might have that free scoring central midfielder they are desperate for.

Sean Longstaff discussed by brother Matthew talking to the official club site:

“I have been very impressed with Sean’s performances lately.

“A year ago, he was playing at Blackpool in League One and I think that did him the world of good going there to get experience before coming back.

“I think he has shown his class and how good he is. Once he’s got into the Newcastle side, he hasn’t just done a job but I think he’s been one of their best players. He was awarded man of the match against Wolves and has already played against many of the best midfielders in the Premier League.

“He hasn’t been out of place one bit and they have picked up results with him in the team which will only be good for him.

“For his age, I think he’s quite mature. He knows his role and whatever the manager tells him, he goes out and does well, showing his consistency in the last seven games and that he can perform at the highest level on a regular basis.

“He makes the game easy when you play with him.

“He is an intelligent player and helps to find the ball for you as well as himself. I love playing with him.

“My parents and grandparents like to watch the both of us play together and hopefully it can happen again in the future but it was great playing alongside him at the start of the season. 

“I remember going down to Liverpool to watch Newcastle play and it was a bit of a surreal moment when you see him coming onto the pitch and you hear chants sung about him. It’s a bit mental when you listen to it as he’s the same person that you are having a laugh and joke with in the house the night before.

“It’s great for him and I hope he can do it for many more years. He deserves everything he is getting for how well he is playing.

“I’ll always ask him questions and he’ll always help me out with little scenarios in the game. Being around him when growing up, and knowing he’s managed to get that opportunity, it gives you hope that another Geordie lad can get into the first team.

“It would be a dream for me to play with him in midfield one day for Newcastle United but, for now, I’ll have to keep working hard and see what happens.

“It gives other people around the Academy a bit of a buzz to think you can go out and do what he is currently doing.

“Everyone is very happy for him and people have been talking about his performance at Wolves, which is a great thing to hear about your brother but it also gives players the extra determination to try and reach the top level.”

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