Bassong Delighted To Play At Arsenal

Newcastle United defender Sebastien Bassong has talked to Setanta Sports this afternoon, and he has said he doesn’t know what the status of his manager Kevin Keegan is right now.

Seb Bassong
– delighted to play at Arsenal

The news of course is that Kevin is no longer manager, but there is still nothing on the official site – not that the club have let the fans know much about anything over the last year.

Seb, who has been a great signing from Metz told Setanta Sports about playing against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, after he replaced the injured Jose Enrique before half time:

“To be honest, I don’t know if there will be a change of coaches,” “I have no idea of what is going to happen.”“I couldn’t wish for a better debut, if you forget the result of the game,” “Starting against Arsenal, in Emirates Stadium it will remain a huge memory.”

“I felt good even if I had to settle to a new league, and played on the left side of the defense. The lads have been great, as they made me feel comfortable.”

“We knew it would be tough if we let them play their style of football and their first goal changed the game, as it boosted their confidence. It was game over.”

“Of course it hasn’t been our best performance, but it’s part of the game and we have to forget this match in order to bounce back as soon as possible.”

The 22-year-old played at left back, but prefers center-back but we can see Seb playing at left back, with Milner now gone, we think N’Zogbia should be playing up front.

Seb continued:

“No doubt I will have my chance “I showed it during pre-season games and the coaches were happy with my displays.”

Bassong has also heaped praise on his new team-mate Jonas Gutierrez, one of the best buys Newcastle have made in a long time.

The Frenchman continued:

“He’s a tremendous lad, enjoying absolutely brilliant form,”

“He is sharp, strong, and technically talented, besides he is very funny and creates a great atmosphere within the team.”

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • Listie

    Sep 2, 2008 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #1

    I like the look of him, and think he would have done well under KK

  • The real big AL

    Sep 2, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #2

    talksport have reported that there is no official word coming for nufc today re king kev. WTF IS GOING ON AT OUR CLUB

  • RossNe5UFC

    Sep 2, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Thank god one of our players doesn’t sound too downbeat! Lets hope its the feeling in the camp.

  • RossNe5UFC

    Sep 2, 2008 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #4

    Least one of our players doesn’t sound too downbeat! Lets hope its the feeling inside of the players camp, lets not allow this to ruin our form, we have to be a premiership team next season!

  • t-g-w

    Sep 2, 2008 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #5

    Seems to be a very good buy for the club and makes Gutierrez sound even better as well!

    At elast there is something positive going on at our club.

  • Davies

    Sep 2, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #6


  • Oleg G

    Sep 2, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #7

    With all due respect to the young player… there are some much more Important things going on right now.

    Are we just talking, or doing?
    Fans or Sticks?

    Take a stand !

    don’t go to the games.

    don’t sign season tickets.

    WE have to make a stand against these things.

    They don’t say nothing to us, about nothing. we are always in the dark. They do not consider us as a factor.

    take and make a stand !

  • Matti

    Sep 2, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Kevin Keegan has left the club on wikipeduia it says Manger then next to it it says vacant
    but who can be sure wats goin on

  • hadrian

    Sep 2, 2008 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #9

    are you for real ed ?

    we dont want robe reading stuff like this when our clubs in turmoil .

  • dave v

    Sep 2, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #10

    A bit irrelevant at the moment, our club is yet again in turmoil and a joke to our and other teams supporters no wonder Keegan has blown his top.
    We could have been dreaming of bringing the best players in the world to SJP if Ashley had sold to the Arabs. What a complete and utter selfish money orientated, i’m losing my temper.

  • dick

    Sep 2, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #11

    BREAKING NEWS ; due to the sad demise of Northern Rock NUFC have new sponsers, Carlsberg are the new sponsers with a catchy new advert—CARLSBERG DONT DO PUB TEAMS BUT IF THEY DID, IT WOULD BE THE TOON— PROBABLY THE BEST PUB TEAM IN THE WORLD

  • tripp

    Sep 2, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #12

    Glad to see Bassong got some PT. He’s been a good signing thus far.

  • nodrog

    Sep 2, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #13

    To the old Andy Cole chant of

    Andy Cole, Andy Cole ………..gets the ball and score a goal.

    Piggy eyes, Piggy eyes
    Dennis Dennis Wise.
    F..K Off Home
    Leave us alone
    Dennis Dennis Wise.

  • danuneek

    Sep 2, 2008 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #14

    LOL, Sky based their facts on Alan Oliver’s say so, idiots.

  • Allman20

    Sep 2, 2008 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Keegans not going anywhere it seems!

  • Marty

    Sep 2, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #16

    NODROG that was absolute crap

  • Marty

    Sep 2, 2008 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #17

    NODROG that was crap

  • Lew Davies

    Sep 2, 2008 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #18

    nodrog = that was crap

    BUT SPOT ON too 😀

  • neeraj

    Sep 2, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #19

    just wondering what the media really intended to ask him?????


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