Looking at Newcastle United’s attack, not many supporters were convinced with Salomon Rondon at the start of the season, while Ayoze Perez has not always been able to get everyone at St. James’ Park onside.
With Rondon and Perez showing good form of late, though, the above is probably no longer the case, especially after the duo’s heroics in Newcastle’s 3-2 victory over Everton, something which the former has recently been speaking about.
Rondon and Perez were both on the scoresheet in the recent Premier League win, inspiring the Magpies to a comeback win after being 2-0 down, and the Venezuela international has praised his team-mate for his role in the triumph.
“If Messi, the best player in the world, had done that everybody would be talking about it,” Rondon was quoted as saying by The Northern Echo when discussing Perez’s involvement in Newcastle’s first goal.
“What he did was fantastic for the team, he linked up with me so well. That’s the important thing for us. We have to play like a team.”
It is not just the Everton victory, though, where Rondon and Perez linked up well. Over the last few weeks in general, the pair have combined efficiently in their side’s fixtures, scoring some vital goals to push Newcastle up the table.
Earlier in the season, it looked like the team’s defence — so well organised by Rafael Benitez — would be the thing that kept the Magpies up.
Yet considering the goal-scoring form Rondon and Perez find themselves in and the partnership they have struck, Newcastle now have an added weapon in their relegation fight.
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