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Gael Bigirimana: First months at Newcastle has been crazy

Gael Bigirimana is still pinching himself over his early success at Newcastle United.

The midfielder joined Toon in the summer from Coventry City.

He admitted: "This has been a dream come true. I have played in the Premier League and in Europe for Newcastle. It's incredible. I'm always telling people my life is not natural, amazing things keep happening to me. It is a miracle.

"This is something I dreamed about, but you do wonder if it will come true one day and it has for me.

"I would tell Daddy that I would give him anything he wanted for me to have a good life and I do thank God for everything that has happened to me.

"It's crazy. To be involved in the Europa League is not something I even thought of a few months ago. The manager has thrown me in at the deep end and that has been good for me.

"Because that's football. It isn't easy. I found that out at Coventry as I tried to establish myself in the youth team and then get to the first team. Football can be disappointing so you must enjoy the good times when they come."

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