Anthony Gordon Shares The Real Reason Why He Returned To Newcastle Training Early

Anthony Gordon shares the real reason why he returned to Newcastle training early this summer

After a couple of pre-season appearances, you can already tell this is going to be a big season for Anthony Gordon in a Newcastle United shirt.

As soon as he came on against Rangers he was dazzling supporters with his speed and dribbling ability, and he was just as exciting to watch against Aston Villa. The 22-year-old nearly got himself a goal too, but his effort was saved before Callum Wilson tucked home the rebound.

It now looks like he will be wearing the number 10 shirt, which Allan Saint-Maximin will vacate once he finalises his move to Al Ahli.

Gordon appears to be full of confidence, and that is no surprise after his summer exploits. While the majority of his Toon teammates were relaxing on holiday, he was bringing football home with the England youngsters.

The winger won player of the tournament as England won the Under-21 European Championship. It is a fantastic achievement for Gordon, and it will hopefully provide a springboard for an exciting season at club level.

Less than a week after the final against Spain, Gordon was shockingly back at the Toon training ground to start pre-season training. Now he has explained why he was back so early.

England v Spain - UEFA Under-21 Euro 2023 FinalAnthony Gordon made early Newcastle return because of his dogs
Gordon has been speaking to the Daily Mail during the club’s pre-season trip to America, and explained why he was back in training so soon after European Championship glory – despite the fact he had been allowed to take a longer break following his action packed summer.

“I was missing my dogs too much, so I didn’t want to go away again,” he said.

He’s such a wholesome young man, isn’t he? The lad just wanted to be with his dogs!

I think we all got Gordon wrong when he was first linked with joining Newcastle – a lot of people thought he was a bad egg from his Everton exploits but that couldn’t be further from the truth. He’s got edge on the pitch, but off it he seems like a genuinely lovely lad.

That likeability is helping Toon fans get behind Gordon, who is hopefully going to have a breakout year at St James’ Park. His first six months were tough, but the future is incredibly bright.


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