Eddie Howe’s determination to sign Anthony Gordon increasingly begins to understand why.
The Newcastle United boss revealed after his January signing that the plan was to move to the Everton player in the summer of 2023.
However, with Everton in dire straits over the FFP and overall financial situation, Newcastle took advantage and signed Anthony Gordon in January.
Newcastle fans have seen glimpses into the final months of the season but not nearly enough to justify the £40m signing, although most Newcastle supporters are happy to believe trust the judgment of Eddie Howe, especially since Anthony Gordon was only 21 years old when he signed with NUFC.
The player said he is really looking forward to this summer’s Under-21 Euro final against England, especially as it will be a huge boost in helping him reach the fitness level needed to compete in the Premier League. Eddie Howe’s team.
Well, these under-21 players are bringing that AND more to Anthony Gordon.
With one goal and one assist in the group stage games, the Newcastle man once again led England in their quarter-final against Portugal on Sunday.
After a left-footed effort from a tight angle was saved, a very good movement after 34 minutes ended with Gibbs-White pulling the ball back from the right and taking a great position and losing. scoring, Anthony Gordon cleared the ball home from ten yards, not giving the keeper a chance.
A great finish and big goal for England.
He dominated this tournament and won all three group stage matches 2-0 but really struggled in the second half. Portugal piled on pressure with Anthony Gordon, England’s great hope and very dependent on him to relieve that pressure on Portugal when the ball was in the half.
The Newcastle United player displayed great ability and flexibility as a main striker, linking up his play and launching shots when the opportunity arose.
In the end, however, striker Anthony Gordon in the first half proved enough, sending England into the semi-finals of this Under-21 Euro tournament, where they will face Israel at 5pm on Wednesday. A final at 5pm on Saturday could then await Spain or Ukraine, who then shocked the French with a surprise 3-1 win yesterday.
Newcastle fans have seen Anthony Gordon as capable of playing on the flanks but Eddie Howe realized his signing could also play as a main striker or just at the back. In this key striker role, Anthony Gordon has shown he is ready to shoot with both feet, can link play, plus score with a great header and then a finish with pointless right foot on Sunday, plus he played the whole game against Portugal with his fitness/fitness clearly rising.
The signs look promising.
Awarded the man of the match award after his goal against Portugal, Anthony Gordon told the media:
“You will have opportunities and it is up to me to fulfill them.
“I should have had one or two more, and I’m a bit sad.
“I am extremely tired but happy for the win, happy for the character we played, the way we dug in.
“We’ve had a lot of top-notch performances so far in this tournament and today was a completely different challenge.
“A completely different game where they [Portugal] There were a lot of balls but we got through it and attacked as a team.”
The full England U21 squad for this 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship:
Josh Griffiths (West Bromwich Albion), Carl Rushworth (Brighton and Hove Albion), James Trafford (Manchester City)
Max Aarons (Norwich City), Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton), Levi Colwill (Chelsea), Charlie Cresswell (Leeds United), Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Manchester City), Ben Johnson (West Ham United), Luke Thomas (Leicester City)
Tommy Doyle (Manchester City), Harvey Elliott (Liverpool), James Garner (Everton), Angel Gomes (Lille), Curtis Jones (Liverpool), Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa), Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur)
Cameron Archer (Aston Villa), Morgan Gibbs-White (Nottingham Forest), Anthony Gordon (Newcastle United), Noni Madueke (Chelsea), Cole Palmer (Manchester City) Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal)