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Valentino Lazaro happy with first Newcastle start

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The Inter loanee discussed his first start in the Premier League.

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Inter Milan’s Valentino Lazaro is currently on loan with Newcastle United. The 23-year-old winger turned wing-back left Inter during the January transfer window for life in the Premier League. He discussed his first start for Steve Bruce’s side in a 4-0 loss at Arsenal.

“I think it was a really good first half from us,” said Lazaro. “We showed that we came with the desire to take points and maybe win.

“We came out in the second half and within two minutes lost our game, and we have to learn from that. Of course, 4-0 is a bit harsh, but if it’s 2-0, 3-0 or 4-0, it’s a loss that we have to take on our shoulders.

“We messed up second half. We’ve got to keep our heads up and learn from that, and hopefully bounce back next week.”

“For my first start, I was really happy with the first half. Second half, after those two quick goals, we fell apart. Unfortunately, for the second goal, he gets the ball between me feet, and that was very unlucky.

“Unfortunately, after that, the whole team fell apart. We have to work on that, to bounce back from those mentally tough situations.”

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The Austrian can stay at Newcastle if the club wishes. The option is in the €20 million range and would require Lazaro to maintain a pretty impressive form for Newcastle to spend that much money.