With Albin Ebondo probably not now coming to Newcastle in January, Sebastien Bassong has chosen an awkward time to say how good the lad could be at Newcastle United.
Sebastien Bassong – Ebondo would do well in England
Seb told the Newcastle Journal this morning:
“Albin Ebondo is a very good player and I think he would be good for Newcastle United,”
“I’ve played against him a few times and he has impressed me. He has a lot of pace which is one of the things that stands out.”
“I’ve heard he has been talked about as a possible France international. I don’t know that much as I’m not living over there any more.”
“It might take a little bit of adaptation but he has the quality to play in the Premier League and I hope he comes.”
“His game would suit the style of football in England, I think he will make us stronger if Newcastle can get him.”
And Sebastien talked about the difficult task he will have tonight in keeping check on former Newcastle forward Craig Bellamy, who has just recently signed for City:
“I played against Craig Bellamy a few weeks ago and he is a very difficult opponent,”
“He talks the whole time, he is always talking, but I had been warned about him before that so it wasn’t much of a problem.”
“He tries to wind you up, but he is also a very good player, very dangerous when he has the space to run at you.”
“He is someone we know we have to watch closely on Wednesday night. We’ve had a break because we’re out of the cup and that’s been good.”
“I think we needed the break as we had so many players injured.”
“The preparations for the Manchester City game have been good and we go there confident we can achieve our ambitions.
“It’s a big week for us, with two very important games and the transfer window (coming to a close). These are two games that we can not afford to lose.”
Another defeat is the very last thing we want to see tonight, especially as two teams below us in the league, Sunderland and Tottenham both won last night and have leapfrogged us in the Premier League table.
Currently we are in 16th place before tonight’s games – 5th bottom – not good.