Newcastle United’s Allan Saint-Maximin comments on playing as a substitute

Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United (10) strikes the ball towards goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in...

Allan Saint-Maximin joined Newcastle United in the summer transfer window.

Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United  during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin has suggested to The Scottish Sun that he will be a substitute in the coming weeks.

Saint-Maximin joined Newcastle from Nice in the summer transfer window for a fee reported by The Scottish Sun to be worth £16.5 million.

The French winger made his debut for the Magpies at the weekend, as the 22-year-old came on as a substitute against Arsenal at St. James’ Park in the Premier League.

 

The youngster is hugely talented and very exciting, but he has suggested that he will have to be a substitute player for now, comments which will be disappoint Newcastle fans who want to see more of him.

Saint-Maximin told The Sun: “I need more time to show what I can do. But first I have to stay on the bench and come on and play a little bit. I have to work hard in training to be in the XI and do better things.”

Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United (10) claps the fans during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon...

Stats

Saint-Maximin has arrived at Newcastle with a strong reputation, and the St. James’ Park faithful should be excited.

According to WhoScored, the winger made 34 appearances in Ligue 1 for Nice last season, scoring six goals and providing three assists in the process.

The youngster also played four times in the Europa League for Nice during the 2018-19 campaign, scoring two goals and providing one assist in the process, according to WhoScored.

Allan Saint-Maximin of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

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