Achraf Lazaar

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'We can’t do anything': Rafa Benitez feels sorry for 26-year-old Newcastle man

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Newcastle loaned out Moroccan left-back Achraf Lazaar to Serie A club Benevento, but the move didn’t work according to plan.

The Magpies boss Rafael Benitez has said that he feels sorry for the 26-year-old, but he is helpless to resurrect his career until the end of the season.

Lazaar’s dream of representing his country for the World Cup has been dashed as he is struggling to get games for the rock bottom Serie A side.

Rafa On Isolated Newcastle Player – I Can’t Do Anything – I Feel For Him

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It looks like one of our on-loan players Achraf Lazaar will not play at Benevento again through the rest of the season because he was excluded from their League squad [...]

This Could Be A Problem For Rafa This Summer

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Some strange and unexpected news today about Achraf Lazaar the left-sided player who was on loan to Benevento for the season. It turns out the Serie A club who are bottom the [...]

Achraf Lazaar Changes His Tune About Rafa Benitez And Newcastle

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We read the interview Achraf Lazaar gave to the Italian media recently where he seemed to slam Rafa Benitez for pleading with him to sign for Newcastle last summer and then when [...]

Exodus Could Be Starting – One Player Reported On His Way Out Of Newcastle

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Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy are reporting today that Genoa is getting closer to a deal to sign Newcastle left-back Achraf Lazaar for around €3.5M (£3.2M) The 25-year-old has not impressed at [...]

Newcastle Could Find It Difficult To Unload Some Players

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Rafa Benitez will have a huge clear-out at Newcastle this summer, when a number of fringe players who now have no future at the club will be moved out. One of those seems to be Achraf Lazaar, who made only 9 appearances for Newcastle last season with 5 starts. However, one of the problems we [...]

Achraf Lazaar – I’m Happy At Newcastle – We Win So Much

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When Achraf Lazaar played in the FA Cup at Birmingham 11 days ago in the 1-1 draw. he had a ver good game playing as a left wing-back. His future at Newcastle is probably as a winger rather than as a full-back, so maybe Rafa will play him in that position tonight with Massadio Haidara [...]

This New Arrival So Positive And Upbeat

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24 year-old AchrafLazaar is almost ready to get involved more regularly with the Newcastle first team and inhis interviews this week in the Chronicle he has come acrossas an extremely positive and upbeat person who will be great for the team spirit at Newcastle. Rafa Benitez is in no way rushing the MoroccanInternational into the [.

Achraf Lazaar On Why He Hasn’t Played Much This Season

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Achraf Lazaar has given a long interview in the Chronicle today and he gives his reasons why he hasn't played too much since he arrived at the club in August from Palermo he's only made two appearances so far. Achraf is a very positive guy and very good for the team spirit at the [...]

Fans Love You When We Win – Don’t LIke You When We Lose

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Achraf Lazaar has been interviewed in the Chronicle today and he has reflected on his time with Palermo and talked about how excited he is to join such a famous club as Newcastle United. And he has talked about how good the Palermo fans the ultras were to him during his three year [...]

What’s Happening With Achraf Lazaar?

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When Moroccan International left-back Achraf Lazaar signed for us back in August he had turned down Italian club Fiorentina to join second division Newcastle and he seemed delighted to sign for Rafa Benitez' side. At the time of his signing he said he was pleased that Rafa had called him personally and told him he [.

Is This Rafa’s Starting Eleven For Cardiff City?

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With Dwight Gayle fit to play tomorrow we are going to say that Rafa will start both Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic together tomorrow against Cardiff City at home. It may not happen but he has talked in his press conference about the possibility of them playing together and with both in top goal-scoring form [.

Rafa Gets Injury Boost For Cardiff City Game

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Rafa has had a triple injury boost after Lazaar and Gamez returned to fitness and were named on the bench for the 2-1 win at Deepdalelast Saturday. Apparently both new signings had an extra training session at Deepdale after the game in an effort to improve their fitness. Both players have made only two appearances [.

Jesus Thanks Newcastle Fans – Happy To Be In Squad Again

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It was good to see both Jesus Gamez and Achraf Lazaar back in the squad againyesterday after both players haveonly made each made one start and one substitute appearance for the side this season. Maybe next week at home to 4th bottom Cardiff City both playerscouldget a run-out, but we must getall 3 points in [.

Four Injured Players Now Available For Newcastle

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It's a blow that Dwight Gayle will not be available for the game today at Deepdale but it does give a chance to other strikers to show what they can do for Newcastle and that's particularly true of 22 year-old Aleksandar Mitrovic who played well for us on Tuesday night and scored two good goals. [...

New Signing Gets Closer To Playing Regularly

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Achraf Lazaar has made just one appearance for Newcastle since joining us from Palermo in August, after he turned down an offer from Fiorentina to join them. The 16 times capped Moroccan International wanted to join Rafa Benitez at Newcastle and he was delighted to sign on at the famous Tyneside club.

Newcastle Minimally Affected By African Cup Of Nations

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Newcastle have more strength in depth this season than we have had for manyyears so when the African Cup of Nations comes up in January in Gabon we should be able to cope quite well. And while we will lose some of our best players for up to six weeks Newcastlehave good cover in all [...]

Lazaar Turned Down Fiorentina After Talks With Benitez

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If you look at Rafa Benitez' career in football management, he has been very successful and when you further consider he has been given free rein at Newcastle and will be backed by Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley with some big money it seems he has a good chance to make Newcastle successful again as [..

Newcastle Announce 11th Signing – We’ve Now Signed A Full Team

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Newcastle have announced their second signing of the day and our 11th signing of the summer, so those of you who said Rafa would be building a complete new side on Tyneside were right he's now signed 11 players. 24 year-old Moroccan International left-back Achraf Lazaar become our 11th signing of this summer and [.

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We’ve Dusted Ourselves Down – Preparing For Norwich

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Paul Dummett returned to the team on Saturday at Villa Park after having been rested on Tuesday night in the good 2-0 win against Wolves in the EFL Cup when Achraf Lazaar made his debut. We threw away 2 points on Saturday but in those six minutes of stoppage time it could even have ended [...]