Is Santon Tough Enough For Wear-Toon Derby?

21 October 2012 12:10
Davide Santon is looking forward to Sunday afternoon's showdown with Sunderland even though he admits he was "scared" by his first taste of the rivalry.

The former Inter Milan full-back played in the 1-1 draw with Sunderland at St James' Park last season, but has not been to the Stadium Of Shite.

Davide Santon: "I didn't play in the first game last season when Newcastle won 1-0, but I played in the second one.

"It was a fantastic experience. The fans were crazy and I really enjoyed the game. I remember the managers being crazy, too, and Sunderland having two players sent off.

"But I think it's normal, because the Milan derby was similar. The difference is that here the stadium is a bit smaller, but the fans are more aggressive than in Milan.

"Here, the rivalry is more intense, more crazy. I was even a little bit scared in the first half, but I really enjoyed it."


Source: Newcastle United Mad