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Sports News of Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Source: Footballmadeinghana.com

Atsu rejects Newcastle praise

Newcastle winger Christian Atsu says he is just doing his normal job and has not done anything extraordinary to earn praise.

The Ghanaian international has netted three league goals this season and has been one of the most trusted players in the Toons set up.

Atsu maintains that he feels elated when he scores but it is not something the fans should commend him for.

“I’m very happy, always, when I do something to help the club,” Atsu told Shieldgazzette.

“That’s my job. There’s nothing to congratulate myself about, but I’m happy for the team and my colleagues. Once again we’re happy.”

“We had a very difficult run, It was nine games without a win. That was really hard and difficult for all the players, but (West Ham) showed that we’re mentally strong in every single situation and that we can also turn things around in every single situation.”

The former Chelsea player also emphasized that the players must tune their minds up as they face an in form Manchester City team who have not lost a game this season

“We have Man City, we have to shift our focus. It’s a massive game, so we’re concentrating on that.”