A very long interview this morning in the Evening Chronicle with our new signing from Marseilles, Ben Arfa, and it’s one terrific interview.
Ben Arfa – hired a personal trainer to keep himself super fit
The words from Ben Arfa show clearly how delighted the 23 year-old is at being able to come to the famous Newcastle United club.
Hopefully, he will be fit enough to play against Blackpool in 8 days time, when we are hoping there will be a sell-out crowd at St. James’ Park, to roar the lads on to victory.
It’s clear that Ben Arfa is into the Newcastle training, and he wants to let it be known he is fully fit and just raring to go, for the important game against Blackpool:
“It’s a relief that I am here.” “I am very disciplined in my training, despite what was said.” “I wasn’t training with Marseille but I hired a personal fitness trainer to make sure I didn’t fall behind.”
“I worked really, really hard to keep a level of fitness up.” “The coaches at Newcastle have all been impressed by my level of fitness and have had no questions about it.”
“I am excited by the prospect of running out in front of these fans – I want to give everything I can for them,” “I have a lot of confidence in the people I have seen on the training field so far.”
” After training and seeing the skills of the players in the last week or so, I feel even more confident that the team can achieve success, than I did before.”
It’s good that he hired a personal trainer, and from what he says there’s little doubt he will be fit for the Blackpool game, and the question then will be will he start that game – probably not.
But he’ll be brought on some time during the second half, and that should be a great occasion for the Newcastle crowd to witness, as we think this boy will get a great reception on Tyneside.
And the young lad seems determined to score a goal for the fans, and he has already visualized what that would be like – scoring a goal at St. James’ Park – just like Alan Shearer did all those time sin the past.
The youngster comntinued:
“When I knew I had signed, I imagined what it would be like to celebrate like Shearer.”
“I have an image in my head of when Shearer played for Newcastle and how the fans reacted to the goals that he scored for the club.”
“That’s what stood out for me when I heard I was going to sign.”
It’s a long long time since we heard one of our new players wax so lyrical about the Newcastle United club – and we have to be honest – we just love to hear it.
After being relegated last season, and the club in the dumps only a short 14 months ago, it’s just great to hear a youngster talk so lovingly about the Newcastle club.
We’re starting to like this lad – a lot. 😀