Allan Saint-Maximin promises more goals after scoring a stunning equalizer to give Newcastle a Premier League draw against Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United
- Allan Saint-Maximin has promised more goals after his goal against Leeds
- He scored in their 1-1 draw with Marcelo Bielsa’s men on Friday night
- Saint-Maximin has established herself as the star of Bruce’s wrestling team
- He has played every minute of the new league campaign so far
- Saint-Maximin has also scored two goals and provided two assists so far
Allan Saint-Maximin is confident there’s more to come after he lit up Newcastle’s vibrant Premier League encounter with Leeds.
The mercurial Frenchman scored a stunning equalizer to give the Magpies a 1-1 Premier League draw against Marcelo Bielsa’s men on Friday night, and may have even taken the win at death after faithfully treating St James’ Park with a virtuoso display of high octane dripping.
Saint-Maximin has firmly established himself as the star of Steve Bruce’s wrestling team, but has been hampered by injuries and a Covid-19 attack since his £16million arrival from Nice, though he’s seen every minute of the new one so far. competition campaign and already provided two goals and as many assists.
Allan Saint-Maximin says he (above) is confident more will come from him after lighting up Newcastle’s pulse-pounding Premier League encounter with Leeds
Saint-Maximin told NUFC TV: “I’m very happy because the most important thing for me is to play and it’s five games and five starts for me, so I’m very happy.
“I just want to continue, play, start matches. It’s five 90-minute games, so I just have to keep going. The more I’m on the pitch, the more I can help my team.’
Saint-Maximin’s last telling contribution came a minute before half-time after Raphinha’s 13th-minute opener sealed an impressive start to the game as the visitors ripped in their stunned hosts with relish.
The 24-year-old took possession on the edge of the penalty area and dodged a series of challenges before firing an unstoppable shot over Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier into the net.
The mercurial Frenchman scored a stunning equalizer to give the Magpies a 1-1 Premier League draw on Friday night with Marcelo Bielsa’s men
Saint-Maximin has firmly established himself as the star of Steve Bruce’s wrestling team
In the end, Saint-Maximin’s goal was enough to claim just a second point of the season, with both sides still to win in the league, and that was a source of disappointment.
Saint-Maximin added: “I know my quality, I know what I can do, so I always try to help my team win with some dribbling.
“I got the ball and so many players came close to me, so I tried to pass one, two, three to have room to shoot and it worked, so I’m really happy I scored this goal.
“But the most important thing is to win and again, my goal didn’t help the team win, so I just have to keep going and work hard to help my team win.”
His Newcastle career has been hampered by injuries and a bout of Covid-19, although he has played every minute of the new league campaign so far
Leeds captain Liam Cooper (above) thought his side could have gotten more out of the game
If the Magpies felt they could have gotten more out of the game, so did Leeds, who were rampant before half time but didn’t take their chances on a night when Luke Ayling and Raphinha were added to an already long list of victims.
Skipper Liam Cooper told the club’s official website: “We all know how important it is in this competition to take chances and keep them out on the other side too.
“Newcastle defended well, they were deep and filled the box making the spaces a lot shorter which was difficult for us to figure out.
“We’ve had a lot to do with that. We have to improve on that and I’m sure we will.’