Miguel Almiron addresses comments suggesting he wanted to leave Newcastle United
Miguel Almiron has addressed an interview that suggested he wanted to leave Newcastle United.
The 27-year-old, last month, was quoted by Paraguayan radio station ABC Cardinal as saying he wants to "play for a side that fights more", hinting his future lies away from St James’s Park.
However, Almiron insists he was misinterpreted and that he is happy on Tyneside ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash versus Arsenal.
He told Sky Sports: "What I was speaking about has been wrongly interpreted. At no point was I suggesting I wanted to play for another team.
"As I've been saying, I'm very happy in Newcastle and all I'm thinking about is helping the team achieve its goals of improving."
Almiron has been in decent form for United with four goals to his name so far.
He excelled in Steve Bruce’s split striker formation, though has played the last few games as a central midfielder.
"It's been a good season for me overall given the circumstances,” Almiron added. “I feel I have adapted well to a new country and a new league.
"Football in the Premier League and in England is very different to playing in MLS but my team-mates and the manager have helped me greatly.
"Right now, I have to keep on working hard in order to improve, but I'm very happy here in Newcastle.
"The truth is that when the gaffer [Steve Bruce] speaks English during training to the group, I understand him and the instructions he's getting across.
"But having Javier Manquillo, Federico Fernández and Joelinton as team-mates certainly helps."