This is why the Premier League suits me
Newcastle United striker Alexander Isak has pointed to the Magpies’ long-standing interest in him as the main reason for his move to St. James’ Park and also believes the Premier League is a perfect fit for him.
Isak joined Newcastle in a club-record £60m move from Real Sociedad in the summer, and also made his debut for the Magpies in their 2-1 loss to Liverpool at Anfield in midweek.
The 22-year-old striker believes the Premier League is different in several ways from La Liga, which is more possession-oriented.
Isak said the main reason he joined Newcastle was their interest in him, which made him feel good about his prowess as a player, alongside the fact that the Magpies sporting project is one he believes in .
The Sweden international stressed that the higher pace of the Premier League suits him well given his style of play, as he is a straightforward player who prefers to take every opportunity that comes his way.
“I think in some ways it’s different from all the other leagues. Spain is much more possession [oriented]here it’s much faster, more attacks and the tempo is higher“Isak told beIN SPORTS.
“Yeah I think so [that the tempo suits me]. I am a simple player, who attacks at every opportunity.
“I think it’s a mix of a really good project that I believe in and a great coach who believes in me.
“And the great interest from the club and they were keen to sign me, it makes you feel good as a player..”
Next up for Newcastle is a match at the London Stadium against West Ham United next Sunday, having hosted Crystal Palace this afternoon.