Ghana international Christian Atsu has exclaimed that he is delighted with the new position that Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has given him.
Atsu was an outstanding player for Newcastle last season but he has continued to be consistent in his performances which have impressed Bruce.
The Black Stars has now been deployed further up in the field and he admitted that he is enjoying this new position.
“I’m playing a bit further up the field under the new manager, and I’m happy about that,” said the 27-year-old, preparing for Saturday’s Premier League game at Anfield.
He admitted that the role fits into his style of play which helps him to press the opponents and ready to capitalise on their mistakes as has been advised by his manager.
“I think it suits the way I play. The manager has said he really wants me to press defenders, and I think that suits me. I think it will help me create things, because if the opposition loses the ball, I’m already in front of it, and that makes it easier to get forward and attack. Hopefully, that will mean I’m assisting more.
“I think this is going to be an important season for me. I have been here for four years now. I’ve had some good times and played some good games, but I still don’t really think people have been able to see the best of me, certainly not on a consistent basis.”
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