Newcastle star Siem de Jong comments after finally scoring his first Magpies goal

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Newcastle forward Siem de Jong scored his first goal for the club on Saturday.

Newcastle forward Siem de Jong has told the club's official website that he was glad to have scored against Swansea City, but it was tinged by the Magpies' defeat.

The Dutch international, 25, made his name in the Eredivisie with Ajax, hitting 78 goals in 244 games for Ajax - around one goal every three games.

That was an impressive record for a player who largely played as a secondary striker or attacking midfielder, and his feats prompted Newcastle United to buy him last summer.

Fans were excited by his arrival, but it's been a frustrating year for de Jong, who has played just 115 minutes of Premier League football this season after a number of different injuries.

Now back in the first team, de Jong came off the bench on Saturday to score a consolation goal for Newcastle in their 3-2 defeat to Swansea CIty, which was their seventh loss in a row.

De Jong's return and subsequent goal was the only positive to come out of the game for Newcastle fans, and he has now told the club's official website that he was glad to find the back of the net for the first time in a Newcastle shirt, but acknowledged it wasn't enough to save the Magpies from defeat.

"I was glad that I put it in but it was a little bit too late," said de Jong. "I think we started off quite well and got a good goal, then just before half time we got a knock just before going in the dressing room because they made it 1-1."

"It showed a little bit in the second half. They got the upper hand and scored two goals, and we couldn't come back from that. The most important thing was to get points and we didn't. It's not about me at this point - it's about the team," he added.

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