Sylvain Marveaux has come across great, in his recent interview with the Newcastle press corps.
Sylvain Marveaux – you can almost taste the passion of the Geordie people
With so many French players in the squad now, there is a distinct danger the squad will develop cliques as they did in the past, but John Carver is adamant that will not happen, and in fact it’s John’s job to make sure it doesn’t happen.
But it seems the four French speaking players Demba Ba, Yohan Cabaye, Sylvain Marveaux and Mehdi Abeid have all fitted in very well and very quickly too.
Sylvain Marveaux, who was signed by Newcastle from under the noses of Liverpool, as they dithered over his medical and his contract, had this to say:
“We know there is a lot of work to do before we think about Europe, but we are keen to get something started this season and the French players are all determined to be involved in that.
“I have spoken with the manager a lot.” From what he says about the way the team will play I think I can ignite the supporters.”
“The club wants to do very big things and achieve success, which is why I came here.” “I came here with the idea of playing in Europe.”
“That’s certainly what the long-term vision is.” “I know Hatem well, and I know Yohan and Demba Ba a little bit from even before I came here.”
“It is good that we can all communicate and speak French but we will be communicating in English as well.” “We are working towards that and trying to get the right blend, that’s what we are looking ahead to.”
“What you have to remember is there are already a lot of good players in the team already. That can only bode well for us going forward.”
The 25-year-old apparently looked both very fit and very good in training last week, and he seems delighted to be at Newcastle.
Of course the Newcastle fans just love their players, especially when they are as skillful as the four players Newcastle have through the door so far this summer, and Sylvain certainly thinks the Geordies are very friendly people too.
And of course there is an easy swap from the patisserie to the great Gregg’s bakery, for all the French lads.
“I love it here, the people are very friendly too.” “I have only been here a short time but I have been around the city and you can almost taste the passion of the Geordie people.”
“It is similar in size to Rennes.” “But you can anticipate what the fans want from their team and I am looking forward to being part of it.”
Really good words from Sylvain, and he will soon become a big favorite with Newcastle fans if his play matches the way he gives interviews.
Newcastle fans will get a first taste of this new skillful Newcastle this coming Friday evening at Darlington, and it would seem to be a great match to attend – with Ben Arfa and Dan Gosling also likely to be participating.