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Matty Longstaff thanks Liam Gallagher ‘That’s pretty surreal’

11 months ago

Liam Gallagher was in Newcastle at the weekend.

Performing to a sell-out crowd at the Arena on Sunday night.

Between songs, the former Oasis lead singer decided to pay tribute to the Longstaff brothers, giving a shout out to Newcastle United’s Matty and Sean.

No doubt the fact the brothers (Longstaff not Gallagher) had played a big part in beating Man Utd wouldn’t have done any harm.

Especially Matty Longstaff, scoring the winner and man of the match in the 1-0 win, with Liam Gallagher obviously a Man City fan.

After appearing as a sub in the 4-0 win over Portugal, Tuesday night saw Matty make his first start for the England Under 20s, beating Iceland 3-0 at Adams Park, home of Wycombe Wanderers.

After the game, Matty Longstaff was quizzed about both his England career kicking off, as well as the Liam Gallagher episode. The midfielder declaring about the Liam Gallagher surprise: ‘Yes, that’s pretty surreal. I think he gave me and my brother one, Start of the year you wouldn’t have thought (this would be possible). So thanks to Liam Gallagher for giving me one.’

Thankfully as well, the Longstaff brothers have a ‘slightly’ better personal and working relationship than the Gallaghers…

Matty Longstaff talking to NUFC TV:

‘Two games, two wins, not a bad start to your international career?’

“Yes, very good.

“The week away in Portugal was pretty good, I think we were really good out there and to come and back it up with another win is nice.

“They (Iceland) were very compact with five across the middle and it took a bit of time but as it went on they tired a bit and luckily we were able to jump on them and score the three goals.

“You always want to play for your national team, it’s a big thing, to get my first start was pretty big.”

‘(As well as England) First Premier League start, a goal and Liam Gallagher gave you a shout out at his gig the other night?’

“Yes, that’s pretty surreal.

“I think he gave me and my brother one,

“Start of the year you wouldn’t have thought (this would be possible).

“So thanks to Liam Gallagher for giving me one.”

‘England Under 20s don’t link up again until March next year, so I guess time for you to impress and really keep in with that (England) group?’

“Yes, exactly.

“The only way to that is by keeping doing what I’m doing at Newcastle. 

“I’m looking forward to getting back to training, so I can carry on kicking on.

“Hopefully can go to Aston Villa and get three points.”


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