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  • By Alessandro Schiavone

Isak inspired by ex-Tottenham transfer target

Exclusive by Alessandro Schiavone at St James' Park

Newcastle striker Alexander Isak admitted that he is a fan of a former Tottenham Hotspur target under José Mourinho.

The £60m Swedish starlet scored twice in Newcastle's 6-1 drubbing of Spurs on Sunday.

The heavy defeat led to the axing of interim boss Christian Stellini yesterday.

And in an exclusive interview with Capital Football he spoke of his admiration for Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who Mourinho reportedly wanted to bring to north London in late 2019.

Isak said: "Zlatan is obviously the biggest player in Swedish history.

"Everybody in Sweden has followed him, me also."

The ex-Real Sociedad player also heaped praise on the Newcastle fans for their raucuous support in Sunday's game.

If Toon make the Champions League, and it's very likely as they have six points more on board as Spurs, it's also thanks to their unwavering support.

He said: "The fans give us so much energy to keep pushing forward. It's so nice to see them fire us up any time, whenever win the ball or attack. "


"Yes of course [it will be also thanks to them if Newcastle qualify for the Champions League] we're all in this together. They are an extra man for us, we love playing at home and Sunday against Spurs was a great day."

Putting the ball twice past a World Cup-winning keeper like Hugo Lloris is some achievement and Isak added: "I feel good, I feel fit and the team is playing well.

"I'm playing well as well and I'm enjoying my football at the moment."


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