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Salomon Rondon says the Newcastle crowd are the best he has experienced

Salomon Rondon says the Newcastle crowd are the best he has experienced

Newcastle United finally managed to get their first win of the season against Watford at St. James’ Park on Saturday.

Ayoze Perez got the only goal of the game, in which helped to lift the Magpies out of the relegation zone.

Salomon Rondon managed to play his first full 90 minutes in the game as well since joining from West Bromwich Albion on loan in the summer, as he has suffered with injury concerns.

And, despite not yet getting his name on the scoresheet for the Toon Army, he may have just endeared himself to the Magpies faithful with his comments.


The Venezuela international revealed that he had felt the St. James’ Park crowd and atmosphere they create is the best he has ever experienced in his career.

“It was great to hear that,” he told the Newcastle Chronicle about the support he received during the game.

“The crowd uplifted me. When you are playing it is an unbelievable feeling to hear the Geordies singing for you.

“The atmosphere is amazing. It helped us keep fighting and get three points.

“The atmosphere is the best I have experienced in my career.

“When I came here with West Brom I could not believe it, to hear them signing the whole game and supporting the team, I just thought: ‘Wow that’s fantastic that’.”

The Verdict:

With comments like that Rondon will certainly help endear himself to the fans, however, one better way for him to do that is to start scoring goals.

In fairness to the West Brom loanee, he has been injured recently and did look quite bright in the first couple of games before his setback.

Newcastle will now be preparing for a tough test against AFC Bournemouth on Saturday, and should Rondon score and the Magpies pick up the three points, there is no doubt that he will become a favourite quickly at St. James’ Park.

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