Before Yohan Cabaye joined Newcastle in the summer from Lille for €5M, Newcastle manager Alan Pardew talked to him a few times.
Yohan Cabaye – surprised at Newcastle’s league position
And Yohan has said the Newcastle manager told him how and where he would play him in the side, and probably also talked about the expectations for this season.
And he would have probably said the aim for Newcastle is to finish in the top ten, after the lads finished in a good 12th position last season, their first season back after being away for a year down below.
So the fact that Newcastle are 5 points clear in 6th position right now in the league has surely exceeded expectations.
Yohan has talked today about being surprised at just how well our lads are doing this season:
“When I signed for Newcastle I didn’t think we would be in the position we are in right now,”
“There are six clubs in England that have been up there for the last few years, so it was always going to be difficult to join them.”
“The good start helped and we started to believe we belonged near the top.”
Of course it’s due to the form of players like Yophan himself, and Tiote, Coloccini, Ryan Taylor and Demba Ba that Newcastle are doing so very well this season.
And things are definitely on the up on Tyneside, and we think the summer transfer window will be another prosperous one for Newcastle, and we should have an even stronger squad come September.
But we still have 11 games to go this season, starting with the game tonight in London against Arsenal, and if we can get anything at all out of this game it will be a good result for Newcastle.
Howay The Lads!!