Ben Arfa has said he is watching all of Newcastle’s games on television, as he recovers from a double leg break.
Ben Arfa – in action against Everton
And after the fantastic result yesterday against Sunderland, there was more good news for Newcastle fans, that the 23 year-old French International just cannot wait to play again for the famous Magpies.
Ben Arfa was quoted in The Magpies’ match-day program, and the interview with the youngster was conducted before yesterday’s game from Tunisia, where he is recuperating from his broken leg with his grandparents.
This is what the French International said:
“I am doing really well. I am staying with my grandparents and that is good for the psychology aspect because it is not easy with an injury like this.” “It is a long process. There is not a lot I can do in these early stages and it is a case of waiting for the bone to mend.”
“I was really enjoying my time at Newcastle and it hurt to have found a club that I was really happy at, only to get injured.” “I watched the West Ham game on television and it pained me that I couldn’t be on the pitch and be part of it.”
“But I am motivated and I can’t wait to get back and get out on the pitch again. I am feeling very positive and it is very good for me to be here with my family.” “I am following all of Newcastle’s games all the way.”
“I’ve been in touch with a few of the players and I just want to do everything I can to get back onto the pitch as quickly as possible.” “By being where I am at the moment and getting a little bit of treatment, time is passing a bit faster and I’m feeling good.”
“I have received so many messages and wishes from the fans and all I can say is thank you. I think the best way I can repay the Newcastle fans will be out on the pitch when I come back.” “I have been gobsmacked by the amount of messages and best wishes from the fans and I’ve never been at a club where I have been so well received.”
“Actions speak louder than words and I will repay those thanks when I return on the pitch.”
Great words from Ben Arfa, and he’s exactly the type of player Newcastle now need, because he can turn games with his pure creativity, as he did in the 1-0 win at Everton, when he scored that remarkable goal.
Hatem came to Newcastle with a reputation for being a bad boy, but it seems he’s already fallen in love with the Newcastle club, and is a part of the great team spirit that now prevails on Tyneside under manager Chris Hughton.
We look forward to Ben Arfa making a speedy and 100% recovery from his injuries – and cannot wait for the time when he comes back to play for Newcastle again.
Make sure you keep sending the lad some messages of support, as it will be a long road to recovery, and he will continue to need your support.
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