Newcastle United’s outstanding season continues to deliver as they sit in the top 4 places. Allan Saint-Maximin returns from injury as he made his first start in 5 months against West Ham over the weekend.
ASM’s form at Newcastle:
“I want to be honest because I’m not going to lie. When you are in the situation, a lot of teams can see that and think it’s the right opportunity to come and buy the player,” he said after the West Ham game. “But I’m very proud to be here, and the most important thing for me is to play. The manager’s choice makes sense because I got an injury. I didn’t lose any game when I was on the pitch (at the start of the season), and this is something very, very important for me. The coach knows that. That’s why I have a very good relationship with him, because he knows what I’m capable of.”
“But when I came back from injury, the team was winning a lot of games, so they have a lot of credit to keep going. When the team did so well and especially when you love the players you cannot be like, okay when you play you are very nice guys and when you start to not play you just try to [make things difficult], I’m not like that. Even when I didn’t play, I pray for the team because finally we are together and if we manage to reach the Champions League we’re going to do it together and that’s the most important thing for all of us.”
Newcastle have an important month ahead as they face top 4 struggles as well as a Carabao Cup final. “I’m not going to lie, we think about the final, but we are professional. We know the league is so important, so every game, we try to be focused and win,” he said.