Alan Pardew was asked a number of questions immediately after the game on Monday evening, and one of them was a question on whether Gabby Obertan had refused to come on as a substitute towards the end of the game.
Alan Pardew – immediately after the game on Monday night
And Alan mentioned that he was always only going to play one striker at Everton and because Papiss Cisse had scored for Senegal during the long International break he preferred Cisse, and he was also sure that Demba Ba was upset he did not play in that game against the Ivory Coast too.
But Alan was also pleased that Demba Ba was annoyed and came back like he did last night in that second half, and he wished everybody would take benching like that, and come back with good energy and show the manager what they can do.
Alan also quashed the rumor that was put out on the TV near the end of the game when Bigirimana came on, that Gabriel Obertan had refused to come on as a sub – Alan said that just wasn’t true.
Here’s the interview.
In the end it was an excellent display by Newcastle in that second half, and it will give our lads the confidence to get wins at Maritimo and at home to Norwich City on Thursday night and Sunday afternoon respectively.
Howay The Lads!!
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