Newcastle fans have quickly seen by his comments what a class act Mathieu Debuchy is, and he has given some good interviews since it was announced yesterday that he had signed a five and a half year deal at Newcastle for €7M.
Mathieu Debuchy – will wear the number 26 shirt
And after our Geordie Pride has taken a bit of a beating over the last couple of months with our precipitous dive down the league table, and the untimely departure of our top striker Demba Ba, we can do with some encouraging and positive words from our new signing who has played 12 times for France, and of course is best friends with Yohan Cabaye.
This is one of the interviews Mathieu gave yesterday where he talks about Newcastle making a comeback in the second half of this season:
“Results at Newcastle may not be great at the moment but I am not concerned and that did not influence my decision at all, otherwise I would not be here.” “I am confident in the club and what they are doing and am confident that we can come back and that soon we will be climbing up the table.”
“Newcastle is a big team and we will soon be higher again, back to our true position.” “We have got enough quality to improve on where we are.” ”There is absolutely no reason why Newcastle can’t and won’t climb up the table.” “The Champions League is a target for us of course but the first thing is to get Newcastle back up the table where we belong.”
“That is the priority now. But the Champions League should be the ultimate aim for a club like this.” “Ever since the summer, I have wanted to join Newcastle. Unfortunately, it couldn’t happen then. But now it is done and here I am. I am very happy.” “I always hoped that this day would happen and that I would join Newcastle.”
“I never gave up hope. And if it was not this winter, then I wanted it to happen in the summer.” “It was awkward staying at Lille. I had made no secret of the fact I wanted to join Newcastle, and it was certainly difficult for me when the transfer did not take place.”
“I was really keen to come here and when it did not happen, it made things tough. Once the decision had been made, I just had to get on with it and concentrate on giving my best for Lille.”
It’s all well and good talking about Champions League qualification int he future, but let’s make sure we are still in the Premier League come May – that’s the number one job at Newcastle at the moment.
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