“I have not experienced anything quite like this.”
Those were the words uttered by French midfielder Yohan Cabaye today, as he talked about the game on Saturday at the Stadium of Light.
Yohan Cabaye – shot after the game at Sunderland
Newcastle came back in the second half of that game from a first half drubbing, to register a 1-0 win over Sunderland, and sent the Toon fans into orbit.
The new French lads at Newcastle seem to be learning all about Newcastle very quickly, and they are certainly fitting in well on Tyneside, or so it seems.
And once Yohan Cabaye gets used to the speed and physical nature of the England game, we have a gut feeling this lad could be a big star for Newcastle – we hope so in any case.
And it was good to see that Newcastle fans brought out a French flag of their own before the game with Le Toon written across it – and that will certainly show our new French recruits they are supported to the hilt by Toon supporters.
If the French Legion on Tyneside can take Newcastle to some success, they will go definitely go down in Newcastle history!
Cabaye has been amazed by the passion shown by Newcastle fans since he arrived at the club, as our very first signing in June, and he talked about that:
“Since I have been here, this is just normal behavior – they’re simply fantastic.” “Now the fans can carry this result at Sunderland through the season.”
“They can fly the flag in the region because they are as you say top dogs.” “It is our title until the next game we play against them in March next year.”
“We went to Sunderland to win the game.” “There were lots of good performances from our players.” “And it is always good to win the derby game because of what it means to the supporters.”
“I have not experienced anything quite like this.” “The atmosphere was unbelievable along with the noise from our fans.” “The style of the game and the speed is different too – it is all different to France.”
“It was not a good game to watch because there were a lot of tackles going in and the game stopped and started.” “But the most important thing is that we won the game.”
“I wanted to touch the ball more times and hope to in the next few games.” “But as I say, the main thing is we won and that the changing room was a happy place to be.”
Yohan is quite a player, and he had a terrific shot in the first half extremely well saved by goalkeeper Mignolet, and in one of these games soon, Yohan will score his first Newcastle goal, and don’t be surprised if it’s a beauty.
We somehow feel a lot more confident about the Newcastle squad now, after what they’ve achieved in the first two games of the season, and the club seems to have recruited some top characters so far in the summer.