Luque aims to impress

05 November 2006 09:18
Newcastle United's Spanish forward Albert Luque is hoping to finally prove the doubters wrong and become a big hit on Tyneside. The 28-year-old cost the Magpies £9.5million when he joined in the summer of 2005 from Deportivo La Coruna, but he has since struggled to adapt to life in England. However, after netting a crucial winner in Thursday's UEFA Cup win at Palermo, Luque said: "I need goals to help with my confidence. "I don't think I have ever played three matches in a row for Newcastle. That is the only way Newcastle will see the authentic Albert Luque. "I have come from a different continental style of play, so I still feel like I need consecutive matches to get me totally used to English football. "I need to be playing because that is the only way I will improve. I will only play well if I get matches. "If I am not playing it is impossible to show what I can do."

Source: ESA