Ghana international, Christian Atsu, has admitted he had a poor season with Newcastle United last season and wants to score more goals this term.
The 26-year-old winger subsequently cut short his holidays to hit the gym and work on his fitness ahead of the coming English Premier League season.
“I think I’ve been average, to be honest,” he says of his Newcastle career to date. “I have to be more consistent this season. I need to work hard to score more goals and to assist more, he told chroniclelive.co.uk”.
The former Chelsea player has set an ambitious target for himself in the coming season which he hopes to achieve by helping to improve upon his performance last season and to score more goals.
“I have a target in mind but I will keep it to myself. But I have to reach my target this season and I believe I’m going to. I believe I will score more goals than I have in the previous two seasons.
“It’s a big challenge for me. You see a lot of players, me included, who will play well in one game but not the next. This season I’m not going to allow this to happen.
“It’s a mentality as much as anything. I want to be more consistent this season, to be playing more, to score more and to assist more. That’s the mentality I need to have. It will be a lot of hard work but I believe it’s going to happen this season.