Mathieu Debuchy has given his very first interview to nufcTV, and he certainly seems over the moon to have joined Newcastle, and the top French International has come out and said his job initially is to help to get Newcastle further up the league table.
Mathieu Debuchy – in the crowd on Wednesday night
The French International has signed a five and a half year deal, and he will be at the club until the summer of 2018.
This is what Debuchy told nufcTV this morning in his first interview at the club:
“My ambition is to bring the club up to the highest possible position, because the Club is not in its right position.” “We have to get higher and I will try everything to help us get there.” “That is my ambition at the moment, and then to perform as quickly as possible.”
“I will give everything for the club. I will give my best to give my best performances and get the club to the highest position possible.” “I will play like I used to for Lille, with the same qualities.” “I don’t leave anything on the field and give more, and I hope I will bring a lot to this team.”
“I like attacking. I like getting forward down the right and I will always be strong in the challenge.” “Don’t forget, the most important thing is to defend. After that, if I feel better, I can bring something extra for the attackers.” “I hope I can be ready as soon as possible, to bring something new to the team.”
It’s obvious that Alan Pardew is a huge admirer of this lad, not only because he’s a good player, but he’s also a first class professional who gives his everything for the teams he plays for – and his character reminds us a lot of a certain Steven Taylor.
And the 27 year-old will no doubt be looking forward to his home debut for Newcastle – probably against Reading on 19th January – and hopefully we can get a win in that game – although Reading are an improving side at the moment.
It’s too soon for Debuchy to play at Brighton tomorrow, but he will be in the side at Norwich City a week tomorrow – a win in that game is exactly what the doctor ordered.
Mathieu is an excellent signing for Newcastle.
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