Abeid hopes Newcastle goal against Fenerbahce is the first of many

ABEID WITH ME:  Mehdi Abeid (right) celebrates hisa goal with Papiss Cisse
ABEID WITH ME: Mehdi Abeid (right) celebrates hisa goal with Papiss Cisse

MEHDI Abeid is hoping his goal against Fenerbahce is the first of many for Newcastle United.

The midfielder came off the bench and scored in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against the Turkish club in Austria.

Abeid took the ball from fellow substitute Sammy Ameobi in the Sonnenseestadion and turned a shot past Mert Gunok.

The strike was Abeid’s first at senior level for the club he joined a year ago from Lens.

However, the 19-year-old and his team-mates left the field disappointed after Cristian Baroni levelled with what turned out to be the last kick of the game.

“We were a little bit angry that Fenerbahce scored in the last minute, but we did well,” said Abeid.

“We have to concentrate until the last minute.”

Abeid, at least, had the consolation of his first goal and the Algerian impressed against an experienced and physical Fenerbahce side along with Ameobi and James Tavernier.

“For me, I’m really happy to score,” he added. “Sammy gave me the ball in the box and I turned and shot.

“It was a good goal. I’m really happy and pleased to score for Newcastle. I hope to do the same in the next game.

“I like this position and I like to go forward. That’s what like doing. I did well and I hope to do well again and again every week.

“I hope to do better in the next game. I have to try to work hard every day to be better.”

Next up for Newcastle are Olympiakos and Braga in Portugal this Friday and Saturday, when United manager Alan Pardew will again have French duo Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa available.