Santon happy at Newcastle
Defender not thinking of Serie A return
By Simone Bargellini. Last Updated: March 26, 2012 8:58pm
Davide Santon: Planning long-term stay at Newcastle
Newcastle defender Davide Santon has ruled out a return to Italy insisting he is happy with life on Tyneside.
Santon joined Newcastle from Inter Milan last summer, but after a bright start to his Newcastle career he has lost his place in the starting line-up in recent weeks.
The full-back has praised the Newcastle fans for their support for the team and insists he has no plans to return to Serie A in the near future.
"Now I feel very comfortable," Santon told intervistasportiva.com. "At the beginning I struggled to find space because I still had some problems and because the coach wanted me to understand the type of football they play here but now I'm finding more space and continuity and I'm happy.
"The fans are fantastic, really, they give you a crazy charge and incite the team regardless of the score.
"I'm really happy here and I'm glad to have signed for five years with Newcastle.
"Come back in Italy? No, at the moment. In the future you never know, it will depend on the opportunities, but now I don't think about it.
"The National team? I hope to come back but I'm not thinking to the European Championship. Now I'm interested to play and find continuity, if all goes well things will flow from that. "