Newcastle's Ayoze Perez explains what he offers team and airs target

Ayoze Perez hopes his work rate at Newcastle United is acknowledged and is looking for his effort to be rewarded with more Premier League goals.

Ayoze Perez is trying to take positives from Newcastle United’s 4-1 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday.

The reversal in north London was only the second the Magpies have suffered in their last 11 outings in all competitions.

There is therefore little need for heads to drop or for an overhaul in tactical approach.

Perez sees things that way, with the Spaniard grabbing his fourth Premier League goal of the season at Emirates Stadium.

The summer signing from Tenerife is happy with what he has been offering to the cause and hopes his efforts will produce greater reward in the future.

Perez told The Chronicle: “The game wasn’t good but I am happy to get another goal. I hope to score more in the future.”

On adding tireless running to the Magpies cause, the 21-year-old added: “It’s the main thing I do.

“I work hard and that’s something you have to do as a footballer. Then if I can score goals it makes it better.”

Perez was linked with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona over the summer, with his potential noted in the Spanish second tier.

Newcastle pulled off quite a coup in luring him to St James’ Park and are delighted to have him.

He has embraced the challenge posed by the Premier League and would appear to boast all of the attributes required to be a long-term success in the English top-flight.

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