Bruno Guimarães’ £33.5m move from Lyon to Newcastle United in a rather knotty January transfer window, has rejuvenated the Magpies however, the Brazilian’s recent form took more hard work and adaptation than you’d think.
The Brazilian international has four goal contributions in his last four games for Newcastle [3 goals, 1 assist], including a 95th minute winner in front of the Gallowgate against Leicester City the other week, which made the connection between himself and the Newcastle faithful even stronger, not that it needed any assistance.
Not only has he shown his ability and class himself, but he’s motivated others around him to perform at a higher level, of which manager Eddie Howe will be more than delighted with.
Bruno talking to ESPN Brasil said: “It was a difficult adaptation, completely different. It is the hardest league in the world, without a doubt.
“”The first two weeks were very difficult, but I had confidence in the coach. He talked to me a lot, said he wanted me to understand how the Premier League works, he wanted me to start some games on the bench.
“It was good for my adaptation, even at the beginning without understanding much, because when you arrive, you already want to play anyway. And it was no different for me. He told me I was going to play, he asked me to calm down, he told me to talk to everyone.”
As well as talking on his transformation to the Premier League, he spoke on next season: “We have already achieved our main objective which was to get Newcastle away from relegation. We have 43 points, we were in ninth place and we had a historic start. With the new owners, the project for the next season is very interesting.”