If anybody had any doubts that Ben Arfa set his mind on coming to Newcastle United, and only to Newcastle when he knew he was leaving Marseilles, those doubts will be dismissed by what the lad has told the Evening Chronicle today, in a great interview.
Ben Arfa – knows all about the great Newcastle United club
Ben Arfa told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I am very, very happy to be here now.” “It took a long time to complete the move and now I am here and going into training with my new team-mates, I feel really happy with life.”
“I know how big this club is.” “It has a big history and has fantastic supporters.” “The history and how good the supporters are, is a very well known fact in France.”
“I also discovered that people from Newcastle are very friendly and I wanted to come.” “It is a very good challenge for me.” “It’s a club that has a certain stature in the English game and in European circles.”
“But not just that, the sporting challenge also appealed greatly to me.” “It’s a good group of players and one of the game’s best young managers here in Chris Hughton.”
“When you gel all of those factors together this is a very good place to launch my career.”
We know players who join clubs generally tell how they love it at their new club – but it seems to us this lad knew all about Newcastle United before he came, and the stories that when he heard Newcastle were interested – he set his mind on playing for Newcastle, and only for Newcastle, could well be very true.
He seems to love the Newcastle United club, so at least in that way, he’s just like the rest of us.
Daft on Newcastle.