Debuchy – European Champions League Still Newcastle Target

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.

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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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22 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 5, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Maybe we could just start by winning the EL 😉 lol

  • davybtoon

    Jan 5, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #2

    I love Debuchy already n he’s only been here a day

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 5, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #3

    What time is the game today – 13.30 FT (future time)?

  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Jan 5, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #4

    this guy is making all the right noises.
    i had a dream last night that we finish this season 12th then start next season with a winning streak being 6points clear at the top in November.
    dreams huh

  • IITianToon

    Jan 5, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #5

    Hatem talked in the beginning of the season about being Champions, now DeBush talks about Champions League..
    ‘You may say I’m a dreamer.. but I’m not the only one’! 😛

  • davybtoon

    Jan 5, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #6

    12.30 want to see tavernier n dummit at fullback today also want to amalfitano play

  • Sir Braveheart

    Jan 5, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #7

    Maybe we could start by winning a game or two first?

  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Jan 5, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #8

    @Davy what team you wanna see out i wanna see more of tav, amalfitano, Campbell and even ranger

  • Dannyo

    Jan 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #9

    A mercenary replaced with a team player.
    Can’t get better than that.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 5, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #10

    Sir Brave…you got me there 😀 lol

  • davybtoon

    Jan 5, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #11

    Ppb – something like this
    Tav willo perch dummit
    Anita biggie marveux
    Sammi Campbell amalfitano or ranger for Campbell

  • geordie157

    Jan 5, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #12

    Nile ranger to start today, hoping Dummett starts and amalfitano is involved. Campbell off the bench. Will be a tough game, chance to see Lewis dunk again too

  • Sir Braveheart

    Jan 5, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #13

    Anyone else think that if we get a few players back, HBA, Cabaye, Staylor, as well as a new CB and striker in, that we’ll not only climb the table but also have a really good chance in the Europa League? With our best team available theres only a few teams left that really concern me.

  • davybtoon

    Jan 5, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #14

    Great marveux interview in France saying he’s happy here now loving life here that he’s proving he should play n thinks we will jump up the table second half of season

  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 5, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #15

    I am not buying all this BA mercenary talk,it takes two to tango,who wouldn’t go and work for a better more ambitious company that will pay you double the wages?
    You would have to be a total numpty to stay and work with Pardew and the Dynamic Duo treading water just above the relegation zone when the champions of Europe come knocking.

  • Shiremagpies

    Jan 5, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #16

    guys does anybody know where young remi streete is from or lives???? as you can guess i live in shiremoor and there is a young coloured chap jogs past my house every morning fully kitted in the toon training gear with them stupid big daft white ear warmers that play music at the same time. i know for certain it isnt Tav. just thought it a few times thats all, im not gona stalk him to be ITK. incase anybody sees a related story on tyne tees in the coming days. either him or it could be remy and hes been here all along. any info would be good though never the less….

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 5, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #17

    Wow, we’re in the company of two sirs.

    Shire…Have you considered being a Sir? Sir Shire would be a nightmare with a lisp 🙂

    Have no idea about your question. I say grab your pitchfork (all toon fans have one) and chase him down. ITK is a nasty business mate.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 5, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #18

    Having Debuchy here will have an influence on Cabaye over the next couple of years. We’ve heard the so called speculation about Cabayes’ head been turned by interest in the summer from Man U.
    Having his best mate here now should have the effect that he’ll want to stay here -and not desert his pal if an offer comes in.
    Ref the previous post – there is no way that Remy will be tempted by more pieces of silver from the Chicken Farmers -he is trying to get his careeer/form back on track -even he will appreciate the high odds that the Chicken Farmers will be relegated. Non starter for me – I can already visualise him in a Toon strip. He’s in the bag.

  • Shiremagpies

    Jan 5, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #19

    ibiza @ 17.. i will mate, ill get the pitchfork out the shed, i havnt had to use it in a while… i will also become a sir…. you heard it here first….please rise sir shire (FORMERLY SHIREMAGPIES)… ON A FUNNY NOTE LETS HOPE LOUIS SPENCE ISNT A GEORDIE LOL

  • blew

    Jan 5, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #20

    Shiremags @ 16
    He lives in South Shields
    Debuchy is optimistic and way out of sync with the owner, as he will find out.
    Must thank John Hall for inflicting this shower on the club. They have been a disaster from the start and will continue to do so.

  • Expat MAG

    Jan 5, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #21

    This boy is making all the right noises and still confirming that he wanted to join Newcastle since last summer.

    Now urgently need to buy a CB and CF and we’ll soon get back to winning ways as STaylor, Cabs, HBA and Goslin should all be back soon to give this team a boost!!!


    Jan 5, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #22

    Now Mathieu, may be an idea to just start winning games first!

    Love the positivity though and your arrival will give everyone a big boost !

    Hopefully you will not be the only signing we make?


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