Date: 31st August 2019 at 4:50pm
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It certainly seems as if the supporters are pleased with the improvements winger Christian Atsu has made over the past few months, with the Ghana international producing a bright performance in his team’s 1-1 draw with on Saturday. This wasn’t a sparkling performance from , but there were moments of real positiveness from ’s team, and Atsu was invariably involved. There are plenty of Newcastle who are now picking up on the progress made by the 27-year-old since Bruce has come in. The former man was never a primary name on the team sheet under former boss Rafael – with one fan saying he was terrible under the Spaniard – but he has certainly kicked on with Bruce in charge. The winger performed well last week against Tottenham Hotspur after replacing , and he largely kept that up on Saturday. He’s certainly now a valuable part of this Newcastle which wasn’t always the case.

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