22 year-old new signing Sebastien Bassong has today paid tribute to the Newcastle fans today, for making him feel so welcome at Newcastle United.
Sebastien Bassong – thanks the Newcastle fans
Bassong is a young man who seems determined to be a success on Tyneside, and he’s already played two good games for the team, and if this kind of form continues he’ll be a big success at the club.
In fact he’s already a bit of a darling with the Toon Army, given both his good play and one terrific attitude.
Like any new lad at the club, he’s been getting to know his new team-mates on the trip to Mallorca.
And of course he had that strange debut, when no announcements were made at Doncaster, when he played the full game, the fans didn’t know who he was.
But they certainly liked what they saw in the number 46 shirt – that could be a debut to remember, if Bassong becomes a great at the club. :D.
And he told the Chronicle in his first interview:
“When I played, I didnâ€™t hear the songs.”
â€œAfterwards, when I was told, I was very happy that they sang about me on my debut.”
â€œMaybe I will get a smaller number!â€
Manager Keegan has said he will use Seb this season as a back up for the first team, and the French Under-21 International continued:
“I am very happy to be at the club â€“ it is a very good thing for me.” “The manager told me he was happy with me against Doncaster, and I was happy to sign for Newcastle.”
â€œHe said he wanted to put me in the team in the future, but he also said if I am ready to play now, I will play. The best players will play.”
â€œEverybody has helped me settle in and feel good at Newcastle.” â€œI know it is a very, very big club with a very big history.”
â€œSome big players have played for this club and itâ€™s like a dream for me here.” â€œI know I have to work hard to take this chance.â€
Isn’t it just great to hear the young lads talk like this, with their football futures all ahead of them?
Certainly, Seb seems right out of the top drawer, as both a player and a person, and it’s little wonder the lad is already a big favorite with the Newcastle fans.
And if he his last two displays at center-back are anything to go by, we think he’s going to play a lot more first team games than most people think this season for Newcastle.
It’s just tremendous to have youngsters like Seb join the Newcastle United club, and it seems like he’s another excellent signing for us.