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Newcastle United loan star says Raheem Sterling is his inspiration

3 years ago

There is little argument these days against the fact that Raheem Sterling is easily England’s best player.

Difficult to believe that he is still only 24, having achieved so much in his career already.

Speaking of achievements in a career so far…Rolando Aarons turns 24 in 10 days time.

Whilst injuries have played a part, he has been a massive disappointment after showing glimpses of what he is capable of with Newcastle in the past.

Only 11 months younger, both Aarons and Raheem Sterling were born in Kingston (Jamaica) and the NUFC attacking player says that Sterling is his role model.

Rolando Aarons revealing that he has spoken to Raheem Sterling and been given advice on how to focus on the football and blank everything else out.

In his entire Newcastle career, Aarons has only scored five goals (all competitions).

In the past few days he has scored twice on loan at Wycombe Wanderers. As a sub on Tuesday night when coming on as a sub in an EFL Trophy defeat to Fulham Under 21s and more importantly scoring the winner on Saturday against Shrewsbury.

That win has put Wycombe joint top of 33 points with Ipswich, five points clear of those chasing the automatic promotion spots, eight points clear of Sunderland in seventh who Aarons helped Wycome beat last month.

The Newcastle loan star has even had injury problems this season but has started the last three League One games, all wins.

Rolando Aarons says ‘I’m not in this for money; I want to actually be a top player’ and states it would be ‘perfect’ if that happens at Newcastle United.

Never say never and who knows what could happen between now and January when this current loan ends.

Rolando Aarons speaking to The Guardian about his role model, Raheem Sterling:

“He is like superman right now.

“He’s matured and found his mojo. I’ve spoken to him about that [his form]. He said he’s learnt to ignore everyone else and focus on himself and that’s what I’ve been trying to do.

“He is a massive, massive sort of role model to every kid like me. Raheem has been there and done it. Even though he is only a year older than me, which is crazy; it seems like he has been around for at least 10 years.”

“I watch Raheem, Douglas Costa, [Kylian] Mbappé – I watch loads of players that play wide and score goals. I’ll watch clips at home or after training and I’ve got a match analyst that sends me my clips and shows me what I need to do.

“I might draw a clip in from Cristiano Ronaldo and put it in and be like: ‘This is what I need to do.’ I love football so I have to watch it, try and learn and master the trade.

“I’m not afraid to take a risk.

“I could think: ‘Do you know what, I can’t be bothered with this, I’ll stay with the under-23s, just chill and earn money.’ But that’s not the sort of person I am.

“I’m not in this for money; I want to actually be a top player.

“In the long term I want to be a Premier League player and if that happens at Newcastle that would be perfect for me because I’ve come through there. It’s a great club, I love the club and the fans are great there.”


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