When Eddie Howe first arrived at Newcastle United, one of the players he will have been excited to work with will have been Allan Saint-Maximin.
After all, the French winger is among the few in the St James’ Park squad who has the ability to get fans off their seats with his technical ability, and there’s also no denying his confidence.
The Newcastle star is one of the more proficient dribblers in the Premier League, and with a better squad around him, he knows he’ll be able to really show what he can do.
That is, in essence, what the player has said in an interview with So Foot, which will be released in the near future, as the magazine, on their website, have put out a snippet of their chat with the Magpies’ man.
He said: “Those who have played with me know that in terms of pure quality, I have nothing to envy to Sadio Mané.
“The day that I will have a player capable of finishing moves, I will have seasons with 10-15 assists, and I’m going to change dimension in the minds of people.”
The Newcastle star clearly believes in himself, and perhaps we’ll get to see if he’s right in the next few years, as the club bring in better players.
Saint-Maximin currently boasts five goals and four assists in 32 games this season, with his latest meaningful contribution being setting up a goal for Joelinton in the 3-0 win over Norwich.
As for what he wants to achieve in football, he added: “Do things that make an impressing, change the rules. That’s the goal. Like what Michael Jordan managed to do. Jordan, he changed some people’s lives. He gave people work, and that’s the beauty of it.”