You’ve had a chance to look at Facundo Pellistri in training close up too…
“Yes. He’s a young boy coming from Uruguay. He’s a signing in the tradition of what we do here which is to bring young players in and let them grow and develop and become the player they can be. Of course we’ll give him time. He’s more one for the future than now, but he’s exciting and he’s shown some things in training that we don’t really have here. I’m looking forward to helping him develop and helping him settle.”
You’re without Anthony Martial through suspension and Edinson Cavani is unavailable for Saturday, so what are your thoughts in an attacking sense?
“First of all we think about how we can go up there and try to dominate the game, control the game and win the game. We’ve had to wait for everyone to come back hopefully fit and strong, and it seems like they are, so we’ll pick a team that we think will cause problems for them. Steve [Bruce] has done a fantastic job up there, I have to say. They’ve had a very, very good start to the season with seven points already and through in the Carabao Cup to the quarter-finals. They’ve done some good business and they’re going to make it hard for us. With Allan Saint-Maximin, [Callum] Wilson, [Andy] Carroll, Joalinton, [Miguel] Almiron… whoever it is that will be up there, they’re going to cause us problems. It’s never easy to play against Steve’s teams because they’re well organised defensively as well.”