Ghana international Christian Atsu has expressed his delight in the season he has had overall despite spending most of it on the bench, Goal reported.
Atsu has made 13 Premier League appearances for Newcastle United, however, four of those games included him in the starting lineup - he managed to provide three assists in those games.
"I think it hasn't been bad for me," Atsu told the club's official website.
"I've played some games and made assists. I'm very confident and throughout this season, I've been quite happy with the points we have and the position we are in.
"Everyone has been contributing well in the team so I'm just trying to work hard and get myself into the first eleven. It can be tough when you're not playing regularly because it's likely you will lose your fitness.
"Those who are playing are going to benefit a lot because they will get more fit so you need to work extra hard."
According to reports, Atsu has assumed the bench role due to the signing of Paraguay international Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin, the two players being manager Steve Bruce's favourite options to
In the 2018/19 season, Atsu made 29 Premier League appearances which included 14 starts and one goal.
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