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Tottenham hero Paul Robinson calls for more game time for Christian Atsu

Published on: 11 January 2020
Tottenham hero Paul Robinson calls for more game time for Christian Atsu
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14:Christian Atsu of Newcastle United (30) runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on December 14, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Former Tottenham Hotpsurs goalkeeper Paul Robinson has called on manager Steve Bruce to give more game time to Ghana winger Christian Atsu.

The tricky winger dazzled for the Magpies during their 1-1 draw with Rochdale in the FA Cup last week.

It was the Ghanaian sixth start of the season for the Tyne side this season but the performance he put up in the match against Rochdale has prompted several fans including Paul Robinson to call for more game time for the former FC Porto man.

"Yeah, definitely. I thought he was their best player, he caused them all sorts of problems down the left-hand side – so much so the Rochdale manager had to change it," he told Football Insider.

“He looked attacking, he looked a constant threat, he was putting balls into the box, defensively he wasn’t tested too much but he looked good. The two full-backs were the best thing to come out of the game.”

Atsu has just five Premier League starts under his belt this season, all but one of which came in the opening seven games of the campaign.

Other than the 80 minutes picked up against Burnley, his longest runout since October was the 31 minutes he played in the defeat to Manchester United, six of his other outings clocking in at 10 minutes or less.

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