Yohan Cabaye has given an excellent interview to Louise Taylor of the Guardian.
Yohan Cabaye – head down, eyes on the ball – perfect
And Yohan reveals some things about himself, and has said it is a dream to be at Newcastle United, and he doesn’t want that dream to end.
This is some of what he told Louise Taylor, who said he was the perfect gentleman throughout the interview and smiling a lot:
“Being here is a dream,” “I don’t want it to end, I’m happy.”
“The manager is actually quite like the one I had at Lille in Rudi Garcia, they are quite similar,” “Like Garcia, what Alan Pardew wants is for us to keep the ball. He talked to me about changing Newcastle’s style and we work a lot on possession.”
“He’s doing a great job.” “I’m not yet at my best,” “I’m still adapting to the Premier League; it’s the best league in the world and, at the moment, its pace is taking a lot of good things out of my game. I’ll be better when I adapt fully.”
“It’s pretty easy living here because the Geordie lifestyle and the mentality is actually quite similar to northern France – it’s a nice, warm environment, pretty like Lille – but, to integrate properly, it’s important that we learn English,”
“We know we’ve got to go through a pain barrier before being able to communicate with everyone. But, sometimes, and especially when you know your midfield partner (Tiote) speaks French it’s automatic to talk in your own language, you can’t help it.”
“When I arrived I got really close with Xisco” “But most of the time now I hang out with the Argentinian players, Colo and Jonás.”
“My grandmother’s from Vietnam and I’m very curious about the place,” “I’d love to visit the country and see how she grew up. I want to spend some time out there.”
“I remember watching David Ginola playing here on television in France when I was a kid,” “The team was doing extremely well and I adored their attacking football. It’s a wonderful memory and something to try and emulate.”
“I haven’t spoken to Ginola but I talked to Antoine Sibierski and Franck Dumas who played at Newcastle, before joining and they told me to sign immediately.
“It’s true results in recent years haven’t been great but, hopefully, we are now starting to make our achievements correspond with the size of this club. There are big tests to come after Everton.”
“But our aim is to finish the season as strongly as we’ve started it. We want to take Newcastle back into Europe as soon as possible.”
Newcastle will play Man City, Man United and Cheslea in the next three successive league games after the Everton game early this afternoon, and the number of points we can get from those games will be a measure of just how good Newcastle are.
Alan Pardew even admitted in his press conference for the Everton game, that he doesn’t know how good the side are, but they seem to be getting better, if anything, as the lads get used to each other’s play and the new French-born players get adapted to the fast pace of the Premier League.
Yohan is determined to learn English and he is fast at work to learn the language, as are the other new players at the club from France.
Yohan may think it’s a dream come true for him to be at Newcastle, but it’s also getting to be a dream come true for the Newcastle fans, as we sit in 3rd position in the Premier League, and starting to get some excellent publicity all over the world.
Let’s hope we can keep up our good form against Everton today, and maybe Yohan can get his 3rd goal for the club in what will be his 13th appearances for Newcastle, unlucky for some.
Yohan has been a terrific signing for the club, and he seems a great lad, and this summer could well go down as one of the best transfer windows for Newcastle, for a a very long time.
Howay The Lads!!