Newcastle flop Luuk De Jong has lifted the lid on his “difficult” spell in the Premier League but insists he does not have a point to prove.
De Jong will captain PSV Eindhoven against Manchester United tomorrow night in their Champions League opener.
And the 25-year-old - who endured a miserable time on loan in 2014 - is looking to show the “world” his ability up front.
He failed to score in 12 appearances for Newcastle, and he admits it is a spell in his career he is keen to forget.
“In Newcastle I really didn’t play as a main striker, I had to play as a No.10,” said De Jong ahead of the European fixture.
“I wanted to play as a striker, that’s my favourite position.
“They knew that at Newcastle, but it was difficult for me.
“Of course, I want to show the world what I am like as a striker, particularly against a club like Manchester United.
“It’s a different level to the Dutch league for every player in our squad and a great stage to show yourself.
“But the time at Newcastle is something I want to forget.
“I’m very happy now here at PSV.”