Sylvain Marveaux seems to be building up quite a reputation on Tyneside, for a player who has made just six appearances so far this season for the Newcastle first team.
Sylvain Marveaux – in action against Nottingham Forest
But Newcastle have also only played nine games so far, and we expect as the season progresses that the French U21 International will play a bigger part in the Newcastle first team.
Sylvain will be fighting it out with Argentine International Jonas Gutierrez for that left wing spot, but both can do a job for Newcastle this season, there’s no doubt about that.
Marveaux was impressive in last night’s 3-0 victory by the Newcastle Reserves side at Bolton, and he would have impressed watching manager Alan Pardew, and he scored two second half goals too.
But like most of the lads at Newcastle these days, he is showing a real team spirit and Sylvain is willing to wait for his chance in the Newcastle first team.
We don’t know what Alan Pardew and his coaches are saying to the players these days, but whatever it is – it’s working.
This is what Sylvain said today:
“At the moment, it isn’t easy to get into the team because they are unbeaten. We’re all working hard and trying to show the manager what we can do,”
“I’m ready, and I’ll wait for my chance. The team is fourth in the table – that’s great.” “We have a good group here, and we know we have to keep going like this.”
“I think we can do some great things this season. Everything’s okay and I’m happy to be here at Newcastle.
“It’s very good for us – we’re in a healthy situation.”
“We’re winning football matches, and the guys on the wings are performing well when they’re asked to perform. “Sometimes it is difficult to change a winning side.”
When you look at the company Newcastle are in with bring 4th in the Premier League, the two Manchester clubs, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham are the other teams in the top six, there’s no shame in not starting at Newcastle, none at all.
And in any case, if Newcastle are indeed going to become successful again, we need a strong squad with players like Sylvain, who will not throw their dummies out of the pram, if they are not in the starting eleven.
Newcastle seem to not only have an excellent squad this season, in terms of skill, but also in their attitude, and long may that continue.
Howay The Lads!!