Newcastle's Ayoze Perez: To beat Tottenham Hotspur was a dream

Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez enjoyed beating Tottenham Hotspur earlier in the season.

Newcastle United striker Ayoze Perez has told the Chronicle that beating Tottenham Hotspur was a dream.

Newcastle came from behind to defeat Tottenham at White Hart Lane back in October, with Perez bagging the winner.

It was the Spanish striker's first goal for the club and the match is still one which he remembers fondly after completing his first year in English football.

“(Tottenham) was a dream match. The result was 1-2 and I scored the winning goal. That made me grow a lot,” he said. 

“English football is very different from football in Spain. Every weekend you’re playing in spectacular settings.

“The difference is huge. There’s a lot less space. Every opposition team always has a top player and it is difficult in every game fighting for points which have much significance.”

Perez may have found a lot of differences between Spanish and English football, but any difficulties that he has had settling have not been evident.

The 21-year-old has grown from a relatively unknown prospect into one of the hottest striking talents in the Premier League and he will be hoping to push on again next year.

Perez scored seven times this season and he looks to have the ability to be a key player as Newcastle aim to move forward.

The Magpies had to fight against relegation this season, but they will be hoping to have a much more productive campaign next time around. 

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