HomeFootballEPL

Benitez Fires Almiron Warning

Benitez Fires Almiron Warning

Rafael Benitez has warned Newcastle new boy Miguel Almiron that life in the Premier League will get considerably more difficult.

The 25-year-old January signing from MLS side Atlanta United made his first start for the Magpies in Saturday’s 2-0 home victory over bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield, whose task was made all the more difficult by the loss of skipper Tommy Smith to a 20th-minute red card for a poor challenge on the Paraguay international.

Related; Benitez Plays Down Almiron Expectations

Almiron might have already made his mark by that point with an audacious lofted shot which came back off a post, and he received rapturous applause as he was replaced by Christian Atsu with nine minutes remaining.

Zenith Ziva

However, manager Benitez said: “It’s important for us to realise that today, we had to win; for him, the first game, he had to do well, but the main thing was the understanding with the team-mates around him, his effort, his commitment.

“Everything we have seen is what we were expecting from him. Obviously the defenders from the other teams will know him a little bit better now and it will be more difficult for him.

“But still, he is someone who is working really hard, so I think he can do well. “Now he has to learn in the Premier League to understand what the physicality of the game means here, but I think he has the right mentality.”

completesports classifieds

Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com

Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.

 

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 0