Luuk De Jong: I want to forget my time at Newcastle United

PSV forward Luuk De Jong spent time with Newcastle United in 2014.

Former Newcastle United loanee Luuk De Jong has told the Mirror that he wants to forget all about his spell at St. James' Park.

De Jong spent six months on loan in the North East back in 2014, and he struggled to make an impact - playing 12 times and failing to hit the back of the net.

It was a disappointing period of his career, and De Jong admits that he just wants to forget about it and move on now. 

“In Newcastle I really didn't play as a main striker, I had to play as a No.10,” the Dutchman told the Daily Mirror.

“I wanted to play as a striker, that's my favourite position. They knew that at Newcastle, but it was difficult for me.

"The time at Newcastle is something I want to forget. I'm very happy now here at PSV.”

De Jong's career has improved since his departure from Newcastle, and he has gone on to become a prolific scorer in the Eredivisie with current club PSV. 

The rangy forward has scored 34 times in 51 games for the Dutch side and he now wears the captain's armband for Phillip Cocu's men. 

And De Jong will have a chance to prove to English football that his spell at Newcastle did not reflect his true ability in the coming week. 

PSV take on Manchester United on Tuesday in their Champions League opener, with De Jong set to start in the fixture against Louis van Gaal's side. 

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