‘I wasn’t sure’: Freddie Ljungberg had real doubts about one Newcastle player but loves watching him now

Freddie Ljungberg has given his opinion on Anthony Gordon after previously admitting that he was unsure about the Newcastle United player.

Ljungberg was speaking on Monday Night Football (airing on 27/11; 19:20) after scoring his fifth Premier League goal of the season against Chelsea at St James’ Park on Saturday.

In the early months of this campaign, Anthony Gordon has been a revelation. He took a while to get rolling after joining the Magpies. But something seems to have clicked for the youngster this season.

Freddie Ljungberg says he wasn’t sure about Anthony Gordon

Gordon is getting better by the week. Gordon has now scored five goals in his past 18 appearances for the club after scoring one in his first 16 for the club.
On Saturday, he beat the offside trap and finished with a brilliant finish against Chelsea. Following that outing, Freddie Ljungberg said that the winger has proven him wrong with his performances this season.

“This is what I like about him, he has speed. Here, composed and nice, he’s sure about his strength. Drops his shoulder. That one there is not an easy finish when he smashes it down to the ground, round the keeper a little bit. That’s top quality,” he told Monday Night Football.

“I really enjoy watching him. I wasn’t sure either in the beginning, but now, every game is getting better and better.”


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Newcastle vindicated for transfer bargain

Newcastle appeared to have taken a risk when they paid a high fee to recruit the teenager from Everton. While his potential was obvious, he appeared to be a very raw player. And he’d gone off the deep end near the end of his stint at Goodison Park.

Eddie Howe, on the other hand, did not rush him. And now your patience is being rewarded. Gordon appears to be a steal. He is just another extremely dangerous option Howe has at his disposal. In fact, given the ways he can harm teams, he may be the most dangerous of the bunch.

And it was just the outcome Newcastle needed as they prepare for their crucial Champions League showdown with Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.


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