Tony Cascarino selects Moussa Sissoko and Newcastle star in his Premier League team of the year
Tony Cascarino has been picking his Premier League team of the season.
Some interesting choices in his side, including Moussa Sissoko.
The former NUFC midfielder has improved this season for Tottenham but…
Even more interesting is another selection.
When it comes to picking his centre-forward, Tony Cascarino says ‘I can’t think of a more important player at any club’, when making his choice.
That striker is Salomon Rondon and Cascarino declares: ‘The way he led the line for them, I just had to go for him.’
Inadvertently pointing out the stupidity of Mike Ashley’s running of NUFC, the player turned pundit says: ‘He turned up from West Brom injured in the summer, didn’t quite get going in his first ten games…’
Salomon Rondon didn’t turn up injured at Newcastle, he was just unfit having had next to no pre-season due to Ashley refusing to bend and get any kind of a deal done in good time, arriving at St James Park just before transfer deadline and not having played or trained with Newcastle before the season kicked off.
Rondon scored in none of Newcastle’s first 11 Premier League matches and played relatively few minutes, but has then scored 10 goals in the next 26 PL games.
In total, the loan striker has been directly involved (scoring or assists) in 47% of Newcastle United’s 38 PL goals so far.
Tony Cascarino speaking to Talksport about his Premier League team of the year, explaining how he made the choice of centre-forward:
“Lacazette has been better than Aubameyang over the season (for Arsenal).
“He (Lacazette) has become a far better player for Arsenal, he was the only other one I was thinking about.
“But…Salomon Rondon’s impact at Newcastle has been one of the main reasons why they stayed up.
“He turned up from West Brom inured in the summer, didn’t quite get going in his first ten games…
“But from that moment..I can’t think of a more important player at any club.
“The way he led the line for them, I just had to go for him.”
The full Tony Cascarino Premier League team of the year:
Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace)
Diop (West Ham)
Bernardo Silva (Man City)
Rondon (Newcastle United)
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