Xisco revealed that manager Alan Pardew told him not to â€śgive upâ€ť and keep on working hard â€“ something he did last night in front of the 221 people who watched in soaking conditions.
He told the Evening Chronicle: â€śHe just told me I donâ€™t need to give up. He said to try hard and do my best and that anything can happen.
â€śWhen I came here I was happy to sign, I wanted to play for the first team. I havenâ€™t always had that chance. You train hard, do your best and you donâ€™t get your chance.
â€śItâ€™s difficult, and you get frustrated. Thatâ€™s why I tried to go back to Spain each season.
â€śWhen I came here in the first season, it was difficult.
â€śWe had three or four managers, it was my first season and it wasnâ€™t good."