Goals keep flowing for club and country as Newcastle’s prolific Elias Sorensen scores yet again
Elias Sorensen was awarded the Wor Jackie Trophy for his efforts this season at NUFC, named after United great Jackie Milburn every year a rising NUFC star is presented with it.
An impressive 20 goals for the NUFC second string sealing the deal.
The goals and the accolades though have kept flowing for the 19 year old prolific Dane.
Elias Sorensen was nominated for the Premier League 2 Player of the Season award but lost out on that one.
However, on that same day (19 May 2019), Elias Sorensen was named player of the tournament in the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens. The striker scoring five of Newcastle’s ten goals in the tournament as NUFC retained their title.
The reality as well is that Sorensen could have been close to being a 30 goal striker this season, if not for Blackpool wasting most of the second half of the season with a loan spell that was ended early by NUFC.
His form for Newcastle United has also seen Elias Sorensen’s international set-up take notice, the striker featuring for both Denmark’s Under 20s and Under 21s in recent months.
Having already scored twice for his country this season, Elias Sorensen has now added another, scoring in a 2-1 defeat by Iceland for the Danish Under 20s on Friday.
On Monday they face Norway with the young Newcastle striker hoping to play and score once again.
He may not be born and bred on Tyneside but having arrived in Newcastle as a 16 year old, you only have to hear his accent to realise how much of an adopted Geordie he is already.
It might be a major leap to get from here to the Newcastle United first team but he is going the right way about it. Great to see hims scoring goals wherever he plays, for both club and country, when he gets the chance.
Rafa Benitez wasn’t impressed at all when realising Newcastle didn’t insist on Blackpool giving Elias Sorensen pitch-time when going there on loan, with now NUFC joining most other Premier league clubs in appointing staff (Shola Ameobi for NUFC) to now look after and manage where young Newcastle players go out on loan.
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