West Brom No2 Newton full of praise for Ibanez

West Bromwich Albion No2 Eddie Newton is impressed by the work of defender Pablo Ibanez.

West Bromwich Albion No2 Eddie Newton is impressed by the work of defender Pablo Ibanez.

The Spain international played a starring role in Saturday's 3-2 win at Arsenal on his first Barclays Premier League appearance since the opening-day 6-0 defeat at Chelsea.

Newton told the WBA website: "I thought Pablo was fantastic at Arsenal.

"He has been fantastic since he's been at the club. His humility and professionalism has been fantastic. And he's adjusted to life in England very well.

"He's picked up the language very quickly. Robbie and I are delighted with Pablo. His CV is fantastic and you can see why it is. Sometimes you have a player with that quality who comes in and their attitude is 'Who are you trying to coach? Do you know what I've done?!'

"Not him in the slightest. He wants to learn what you want to do. He wants to achieve good things with you. He's been in the office and talked fantastically.

"He's said he's here for the long haul and told us 'I'm happy for you to make your decisions accordingly and I will do what you want me to do'.

"He's been fantastic ever since we've taken him on."

 
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