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Newcastle midfielder Amalfitano: I followed Zidane

Romain Amalfitano is confident of making a big splash at Newcastle United.

The 22-year-old former Reims midfielder, like a generation of French players, grew up idolising superstar Zinedine Zidane, but he insists he can only play in his own way.

He told NUFC TV: "Being French, I would have to say Zinedine Zidane, but I didn't really have anybody particular in mind who I was looking up to.

"I try to look at all midfield players and see what each of them is doing, but I want to be and stay myself.

"My first goal is to impose myself. Obviously, I know that is not going to be easy and football goes very quickly, but it is not impossible.

"This is what I am here for. I try not to think about things too much, take it day by day and not ask myself too many questions so I can perform better."

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