Toon Star: 'We Need To Get Out Of Our Comfort Zone'!

07 November 2012 01:35
Sammy Ameobi LOVES the European trips, saying "we learn so much on foreign soil - Shola did as a kid - and I am too."

We still don't know who will lead the line in Belgium, but Sammy hopes to start.

Sammy Ameobi: “Every game is a massive game, but for the young players coming through like myself, the European games have been even more important this season because they’re generally the ones we’ve been playing.

“It’s been a fantastic experience so far, and hopefully we’ll get another chance to show what we can do in Brugge.

"It’s another big opportunity to show we deserve to be here, and at this stage in our careers, it’s important to grasp every opportunity that comes along.

“As young players, you can sometimes go months without getting anywhere near the first team, but because of all the matches we’re playing at the moment, that hasn’t been the case here.

"That’s fantastic, but brings a pressure to perform.

“It’s especially valuable to be playing European matches away from home because you learn so much.

“It’s different to even playing away in the Premier League and I think we, as young players, will benefit so much from the experience of travelling away to play teams in a foreign setting.

“It takes you out of your comfort zone. You travel to different places, and you also experience different styles of football as well.

"That’s great for our experience as young players coming through.

“Shola did it at the start of his career and learned so much – I think we’re learning a lot from this as well.”

Source: Newcastle United Mad