Still a Bright future for me in Toon claims LuaLua


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Kazenga LuaLua today vowed: “I’m not finished in a black-and-white shirt.”

The 19-year-old is set to stay on loan with Brighton & Hove Albion until January, but must wait until next Saturday against MK Dons to make his first appearance for the Seagulls.

This will be LuaLua’s second stint with the Withdean outfit – whose boss Gus Poyet is a big fan of the skilful winger – but he isn’t prepared to swap black-and-white for blue-and-white on a full-time basis.

LuaLua, who won the man of the match award last month against Accrington Stanley in the Carling Cup, stated his long-term intentions with Newcastle.

The younger brother of Lomana told the Chronicle: “I think people know that wherever I play, I try my best.

“The Carling Cup games are good at Newcastle because Chris Hughton gives the younger lads like me a chance to show what we can do.

“But I was at Brighton last season and I enjoyed it.

“I have to say my priority is at Newcastle United, though. I love playing for Newcastle and pulling on the black-and- white shirt.

“When you get the chance to play in front of 50,000 people it’s amazing.

“I’ve been here since I was a young lad and I love the club. I don’t have any problems with anybody here, and if I can go on and play for Newcastle in the future it will be a dream come true for me.”

LuaLua admits he was caught in two minds between a loan stint with Poyet’s boys or staying on Tyneside and taking his chance in the Carling Cup, with Chelsea away next up on September 22.

He said: “It’s a great competition to play in and all of the young lads enjoyed it in the last round.

“It gives you a taste of first-team action and you can pick up a lot of experience.”

LuaLua has three years left on his contract, and Hughton was happy to let the young gun head to the south coast to star for the League One club.

Hughton said: “What we decided was that it was better to send Kaz out on loan.

“They badly wanted him to play for them after last season.

“We really did think about keeping him here because he did so well in the Carling Cup.

“But we have to get the balance right.

“He’s a lad who has developed really well and you want to keep him.

“We had to make a decision on whether to let him out on loan or not and we got that right, I think.

“We came to a decision between ourselves and Kaz. It’s not so much a case of him not wanting to play in the reserves.

“But he can play regular football there and, as I say, Brighton wanted him badly enough so we knew that’s what he’ll get.

“He can develop even more between now and January and we’ll take it from there.”
4th September 2010 01:48 PM
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RE: Still a Bright future for me in Toon claims LuaLua

He's definately got something about him, he has pace and seems quite skillful. Will surely be an asset to us.
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