Charles N’Zogbia Showing Terrific Attitude

Just a great interview from Charles N’Zogbia with the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today.

Charles N’Zogbia – showing terrific attitude

You may have expected a young 22 year-old to be a bit distressed at the current situation of the club, but not a bit of what – just read what Charles told the Evening Chronicle today:

Charles said::

“We have some important games coming up – especially our next two home games against West Brom and Villa.” “And now there is competition for places. It means you have to work harder to get in the team.”

“That is a good thing. When there are players injured it isn’t great.” “Once you get the chance it is just a case of working hard. We still have the confidence to win games.”

The left-winger was famously signed by Sir Bobby Robson from Le Havre in 2004, but has since played under Graeme Souness, Glenn Roeder, Sam Allardyce, Kevin Keegan and now Joe Kinnear as managers at Newcastle United.

Yet the youngster just shrugged off managerial upheaval on Tyneside as he continued:

“I have been here four years and had six managers. You get used to it.” “But all you have to concentrate on as a player is football.” “You can’t worry about what is happening at the club.”“I will play wherever I am asked to.”

“I can play left-back if it is needed. I have been learning more to defend and play at the back.” “If you put me left midfield I can also do that as well.”

“It is no problem, I will play try my hardest no matter where I play.” “I play as left-back for France Under-21s, but my favorite position is left wing.” “Since I was young I have always played there, but sometimes I can also play in the middle.”

“When we are struggling I will play anywhere.”

Great attitude and good words from the youngster, and it looks like we are seeing the maturing of our young French star. Just let’s hope he maintains that attitude, and we’d like to see Charles at the club long term, when we finally win that League title again – or at least win something. 😀

PS – it was 1927 the last time we won the old division 1 title.

35 comments so far

  • james L

    Oct 28, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #1

    i red news saying he was leaving in jan to a french team cant member which one

  • james L

    Oct 28, 2008 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #2

    paris st germain thats where he is goin

  • Alex

    Oct 28, 2008 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #3

    PSG want him if you believe the newspapers . Lets just hope a new owner is in charge before the January transfer window opens and we can keep him .

  • 51times

    Oct 28, 2008 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #4

    When he dribbles he needs to keep his head up a bit more, too often he either trips over the ball or get tackled. He’s still fairly young though, plenty of time to improve.

  • james L

    Oct 28, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #5

    personally in jan id take the 5-10 million from nzogbia and invest in young lads like:

    kyriakos papadopoulos

    that would set us for years.

  • TB

    Oct 28, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #6

    That pretty much ends the speculation that he was originally a center mid when he was younger. Clearly states he is a left winger through and through.


    Oct 28, 2008 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #7

    He should be in the team tonight ahead of the headless chicken that is Damien Duff.

  • TB

    Oct 28, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #8

    I want kyriakos papadopoulos just to say his name.

    The player I want more that anyone else… and is marginally possible is Kuba Blaszczykowski. It would be a longshot in january because liverpool are after him as well, but if we could pull it off he would be the perfect RM for us. Owen, Martins, and the rest of the strikeforce would love his service.

  • UTD111

    Oct 28, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #9

    He’s probably happy because Cashley has already told him he’s selling him to his mates at Tottenheim in January…..

  • 51times

    Oct 28, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Result predictions for tonight, gentlemen? I’m going for a 2 – 1 home win. Maybe 2 – 0. I don’t think they’ll get more than one goal though, so I’m fairly confident.


    Oct 28, 2008 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #11

    3-1 Newcastle Jonas to get his 1st goal.Let’s see spiderman 🙂

  • Paul:D

    Oct 28, 2008 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #12

    mad respect for mr charles nzogbia

  • 9 Shearer

    Oct 28, 2008 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Duff isnt a headless chicken. he knows where je is going Zogs doesnt.

  • james L

    Oct 28, 2008 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #14

    im gannin toon 3-1 wba

    duff-26 mins
    collocini-49 mins

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 28, 2008 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Winning by 3goals or more means europe.a draw means relegation battle.a loss means death

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 28, 2008 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #16

    keegan unfortunately fifa has banned players putting masks on though i still want him to score

  • UTD111

    Oct 28, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #17

    I agree Duff has been playing well for both United and the Republic lately. He seems to be back to full fitness now and its showing in his workrate and displays.
    My prediction for tonight is 4-0 United and the crowd around 45,000

  • Phil,Gosforth

    Oct 28, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #18

    No way are WBA gonna score.3-0.Howay the lads

  • Karltoon

    Oct 28, 2008 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #19

    6 – 1

    Barton get’s a hat-trick then puts a mask on then stab’s the ref..


    Oct 28, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #20

    Duff is the one player who has had an excellent season so far.
    As for N`Zogbia, allways thought he had the talent to become a top Pl player, “not the finished article” as they say, however with a little refining (good coaching)he is capable of becoming an excellent left sided asset, being able to play in a number of positions, LB,LW,LM.
    Hope the club hold onto him, as it`s rumored PSG are interested.

  • TB

    Oct 28, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #21

    A win by any means is the biggest thing….

    but, a Barton goal would be a huge boost of confidence for him and the team.

    id go:

    Beye – Colo – Bassong – Enrique
    Jonas – Guthrie – Barton – Nzogbia
    Martins – Xisco

    Duff in for nzogbia or Xisco after 70 depending on score and how they are playing.

  • Paul:D

    Oct 28, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #22

    give ranger a run out if were doin well…xisco and ranger could be a gr8 combination

  • lesh

    Oct 28, 2008 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #23

    james L // Oct 28, 2008 at 17:47 et al re

    personally in jan id take the 5-10 million from nzogbia and invest in young lads like:

    kyriakos papadopoulos

    Arsenal’s sniffing – another one of Wise’s failures no doubt!

  • benn

    Oct 28, 2008 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #24

    carltoon, that wouldnt surprise me one bit lol.. naah hes deserves this chance.. lets just hope he takes it.. when the scum were throwing there pennies [most of their wages] at him he was just whistling to himself.. love itt.

  • NUFutureCowboy

    Oct 28, 2008 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #25

    toon 6…wba 0
    martins and barton hatrick each.
    i’ll bet me wooden legs on it

  • Geordie Taipei

    Oct 28, 2008 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #26

    Zogs should be in the team tonight so we can stick Duff up front. With him speeding down the left and him and Duff both interchanging to feed Martins, we could probably do well. And with Jonas on the right , well what can i say…… i hope this is the night we really pep up and get our shit together.

  • beyethegreat

    Oct 28, 2008 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #27

    cowboy are you havin a laugh

  • Dom

    Oct 28, 2008 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Even though N’Zogbia is good in the centre I believe, I just have to say this:

    TOM TOON YOU GOT IT WRONG! You were going round on here and 606 for ages saying that he was a centre mid, and not a left winger, well the proof is in the interview there!

    (Sorry just had to say that, proves that Tom_Toon/zeTom1 does not actually know everything)

  • Ganiyu

    Oct 28, 2008 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #29

    I advise you all to stop over overhailing Nufc and pray that we dont concede goals.
    2.pray that our error prone players eg taylor does not commit.
    3.pray that we score more than 3 goals to increase our goal tally.

  • It Could Be Worse, We Could Be Spurs! (DC)

    Oct 28, 2008 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #30

    Chuck what games are yo u watching? Duff has been awesome so far??

    I couldn’t disagree more, the guy is lost. He has done nowt to command a start, he should start from the BENCH and Zogs should start.

    Heard an interesting rumor that Duff and Pederson will be switching places in January as Ince is an old pal and obviously a clueless manager.


    Oct 28, 2008 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #31

    I have to agree with Tom Toons evaluation of N`Zogbia, seems better suited to the LM role though not a bad winger.
    However as a LB his defensive liabilities outweigh his attacking runs, not a great defender.
    Would like to see Joe employ Charlie and Duff on the left giving them the freedom to interchange, could cause confusion for defenders.
    We are fortunate to have Jonas who can also play anywhere accross the midfield.
    My team lineup for to-night,
    Beye** Taylor**Colocinni**Bassong

  • Petey

    Oct 28, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #32

    i love our King Zog.

    its crazy how the player with whatused to be the worst attitude has come up with performances and such the way he has.

    i remeber the a few games now the zog has been running up and down the pitch, really beleiving the club.

    good to see


    Oct 28, 2008 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #33

    It seems we disagree (IT COULD BE WORSE) but I believe the general concensus is that Duff has played well for both The republic and The Toon.

  • Alex

    Oct 28, 2008 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #34

    It seems that the feel good factor is coming back ,every one that is posting tonight seems confident that we are going to win and score big . Must have something to do with butt out and Barton in . 🙂

  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 28, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #35

    newcastles official line up






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