Jamie Redknapp has been talking about Matty Longstaff and brother Sean
The former Liverpool player joining the many others who were not only impressed by their on-field performance but also their off the pitch one.
Jamie Redknapp describes it as ‘brilliant’ the interview that the Longstaffs gave after beating Manchester United.
The player turned pundit declaring: ‘These are two talented footballers but both are so modest.’
With all the nonsense surrounding our club due to you know who, it is so refreshing to see the team play well and win AND to have so many people speaking positively about two young Geordie players on Newcastle’s books.
Martin Keown described Matty Longstaff’s PL debut performance as almost like a young Paul Scholes, high praise indeed.
Jamie Redknapp has joined Keown in the praise department and scoffed at Matty Longstaff claiming it was ‘hit and hope’ when he scored.
Redknapp not allowing the modest 19 year old to get away with that one, declaring: ‘I’m not buying that. He knew what he was doing. He let the ball go across his body, waited for the right moment, hit his shot pure and it sealed a super win over Manchester United.’
I 100% agree with Jamie Redknapp, that kind of technique which allowed Matty Longstaff to score the winner isn’t accidental.
To strike the ball like that, you need to have the ability to start with BUT then also have worked for ours and hours on the training pitch to perfect it, so that when the big moment comes along, like a Premier League debut…]
To nobody’s great surprise, Jamie Redknapp also names Matty Longstaff in his Premier League team of the week (see below).
Jamie Redknapp talking to The Mail:
“The interview with Newcastle’s 19-year-old match-winner Matty Longstaff and his big brother Sean on Sky Sports (watch it HERE) was brilliant.
“These are two talented footballers but both are so modest.
“Matty insisted his strike was a ‘hit and hope’ but I’m not buying that.
“He knew what he was doing.
“He let the ball go across his body, waited for the right moment, hit his shot pure and it sealed a super win over Manchester United.
“It repaid Steve Bruce’s faith in him.”
The Jamie Redknapp Premier League Team of the Week:
GK: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City)
RB: Willy Boly (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
CB: Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
LB: Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace)
RM: Adama Traore (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
CM: Mason Mount (Chelsea)
CM: Conor Hourihane (Aston Villa)
CM: Matthew Longstaff (Newcastle United)
LM: Aaron Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion)
ST: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)
ST: Wesley (Aston Villa)