Cameron Peupion has thanked his family and friends for their ‘incredible’ support from the other side of the world after he made his Premier League debut against Newcastle on Thursday.
The 20-year-old became the 55th Australian to play in the English top-flight when he came on for Deniz Undav at St James’ Park, and he was thankful to his loved ones back home.
“The support from my family and friends back home in Sydney has been incredible.” said Peupion. “Kick-off was at 4.30am for them but they were all up watching.
This is how the family of Aussie @OfficialBHAFC midfielder Cam Peupion reacted to his @premierleague debut 🤗— KEEPUP (@keepupau) May 19, 2023
In the early hours of the morning, nearly 17,000km away on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. So special.
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“To feel the support from the people I love back home was really special and I feel very lucky to have them all behind me from Australia.”
The result against Newcastle wasn’t the one we wanted or one Cameron would have liked to mark his Premier League debut, but the occasion was still a special one for the young forward.
“It really was a dream come true,” Cam continued. “Obviously the result didn’t go the way we wanted so there were some mixed emotions but it’s definitely a night I’ll always remember. Hopefully I’ll get the opportunity again.
“Everyone who grows up playing football dreams of playing in the Premier League so to be given that opportunity means a lot. I’ve been on the bench a couple of times and now I’m buzzing to have been put on the pitch.
“I have worked so hard this season to make the most of opportunities that have come my way. I’ve been playing regularly for the under-21s and have tried to play well, and that’s brought me my chance to work with the first team.
“I wasn’t sure if I would make my Premier League debut this year but people kept telling me to work hard, keep my head down and always be ready. I’m happy to have been given this opportunity and I’ll keep pushing now.”