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Allan Saint-Maximin speaks to French media about Newcastle takeover and Steve Bruce sacking

1 month ago
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Allan Saint-Maximin has been talking about life at Newcastle United post-takeover.

The NUFC attacking player talking to French TV, interviewed by Canal+.

The interview taking place in the aftermath of both the Newcastle United takeover going through and Steve Bruce’s sacking, though ahead of the 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Allan Saint-Maximin expressing his dismay at Steve Bruce leaving: ‘It’s very difficult for me as well because he [Steve Bruce] was a coach who was very sincere with me and I was sincere with him.’

However, the bigger picture of life post-takeover sees the 24 year old declaring: ‘I’m pretty happy with what’s going on at the club right now, I hope the best is still to come.’

Allan Saint-Maximin has a number of times previously talked about his aspirations to play for France and participate in the Champions League and said that if ambition wasn’t shown at Newcastle United, he may be forced to leave to try and fulfil those ambitions elsewhere.

However, in this latest interview, when Allan Saint-Maximin talks of his hopes for playing in the Champions League and at the World Cup finals in Qatar [and / or for France beyond that], he clearly believes that now he could be set to have the perfect platform at St James Park to do so.

At the same time though, ASM acknowledges that first things first, by far the most important and pressing issue, is getting clear of relegation trouble in the weeks and months ahead.

Allan Saint-Maximin talking to Canal+ with translation via Footmercato:

“The takeover is good news for the players but it is above all very good news for the supporters, for the club.

“There is a lot of pressure right now though [due to being in the relegation zone], we will do everything to win. 

“I have goals and it goes through the Blues [France national side], there is the World Cup [in Qatar in November / December 2022].

“I also have [playing regularly in] the Champions League in mind [as an ambition] so of course I hope that with the takeover of the club, my desires, my ambitions will be able to be in line with everything that is happening at the moment.

“I’m pretty happy with what’s going on at the club right now, I hope the best is still to come.

“It’s very difficult for me as well because he [Steve Bruce] was a coach who was very sincere with me and I was sincere with him.

“He helped me a lot in every sense of the word, he came to pick me up when I was in Nice.

“He was always honest with me, he trusted me, he always had the right words.

“We always talk about a lot of things in football but the human side is really important to me and his departure is very difficult.”

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