Charles N’Zogbia has been missing from the Newcastle starting line-up for a while, but he may break that streak on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.
Charles N’Zogbia – could be in line for a start on Saturday
Charles looked in sparkling form when he came off the bench on Saturday, and certainly his attitude is now first class, and the Frenchman has been very patient since Joe Kinnear took over the club in late September.
Joe has been impressed with Charles’ attitude as he told the Shields Gazette today:
“I have been very impressed by Charles N’Zogbia’s attitude, and he’ll come into my thoughts when I pick the team for Saturday,”
“I think his main problem has been that he wants to play on the left wing, but this has been difficult because Damien Duff and Jonas Gutierrez have both done well out there in our recent matches.”
“But he did well enough when he came on against Wigan, and this will have done his confidence no harm.” “And of course he’s even more important to us now that we’re going to be without Joey Barton for the next eight weeks or so.”
While Charles would like to play on the wing, we think he’s be more than willing to start anywhere, as long as he can get a game.
And we could do a lot worse than give him a start at left back on Saturday, since Seb Bassong is needed at center-back to stand-in for Steven Taylor, and Jose Enrique is going through a rough patch of form right now.
Charles could even be given a run out on the left wing and give Damien Duff a rest on the bench, but Charles deserves a chance on Saturday.
What do you think?
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