Toon Hero Loving Life On Tyneside

Last updated : 27 September 2016 By Footy Mad - Editor

Image result for Newcastle Matt Ritchie

Matt Ritchie says the games can’t come fast enough for him at Newcastle United.

Ritchie – who helped former club Bournemouth win promotion to the top flight the season before last – has impressed so far this season for Rafa Benitez’s side.

The 27-year-old is likely to be in Benitez’s starting XI for tomorrow night’s home game against league leaders Norwich City.

Asked about the demands of the Championship, Ritchie said: “I love it. I’m relishing the challenge of getting a massive club like Newcastle back in the Premier League and playing a part in that.

“It’s not a surprise to me that I’m enjoying two games a week. All players love playing games. You play a game, recover and go again.

“It’s fantastic. It’s good fun. Hopefully, we can continue winning and picking up points and climbing the table.

“Every game’s huge, whether it’s top of the league or someone lower down.

“We need to set out to win every week.”

Ritchie, having quickly settled into life on the field at Newcastle, is now settled off the pitch with his young family, who have now moved to Tyneside.

“I moved in my house last week and have got my family up now, so that’s nice,” he said. “I’m really settled and loving it.”