Gabby Obertan played the whole game last night at Old Trafford against his former club, and he seems satisfied enough with the way the lads played, if just a little unhappy with the final result – a 2-1 defeat. There’s been some rumors that Gabby is unhappy at not getting enough first team games this season, so it’s a good chance to see what he said after the game last night.
Gabby Obertan – we played well
Gabby talked the Newcastle web-site after the game:
“It’s disappointing but to be fair, the way we lost it was not like we let them play,” “We did play well and we had a lot of chances which is quite unusual at Old Trafford.” “So it was disappointing but we have more time now to focus on the Premier League and the Europa League.”
“They played well and they had a very good side offensively speaking with Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez, but I think we did pretty well.” “We were unlucky with two great goals from them, but overall I think our confidence is quite high at the moment and we’ve got good things to take from the game.”
“I feel quite good at the moment anyway.” “It’s always good to see old team-mates and I feel good.” “The Europa League’s been good and every time I come on I feel good as well. Physically I’m fine and hopefully I’ll keep playing this way.”
“It’s a bit frustrating at times but there’s communication between me and the gaffer and it’s all fine at the moment.” “I’ve just got to keep working hard and try to have a spot in the first team.” “Every game in the Premier League is quite hard at the moment.”
“It’s still the beginning and there’s not even been ten games at the moment, so we expect a hard game over there.” “It’ll be good to see Danny Guthrie as well but if we can get at least a point there, that would be great.”
We’d like to see us get all 3 points at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon, in a game which kicks off at the strange time of 3:00pm. 😀
Gabby’s right in that there is a long way to go this season, especially since we are in the Europa League, and the former Red Devil should get plenty of playing time before the end of the year.
The Frenchman needs to keep his head down, work hard, and listen to what Alan Pardew and the Newcastle coaches tell him, and he’s become a better play and more able to use those skills he has more effectively on the field.
Gabby’s still a young lad, so he has plenty of time to develop, and for the record he now has 32 appearances for Newcastle with one goal.
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