Yohan Cabaye seems confident that last night was just the start of an end of season revival by a Newcastle side who played their best football of the season in that first half – and in truth looked an awesome side and completely dominated Aston Villa.
Yohan Cabaye after the game – applauds Newcastle’s loyal 2500 fans
It augers well for the future – but things were different after the break when Villa came fighting back – but we got the win – and the result was a fantastic result for Newcastle and we are now 4 points above the drop zone.
Cabaye scored another one of his specials – and as the TV commentator said after he scored – he is adding to his collection of terrific goals for Newcastle.
This is what the French international said after the game, when asked if this was the start of a Newcastle revival:
“Hopefully, it’s the start.” “It’s very good for us – the new players have given us spirit on the pitch.” “We have more competition to play now each week. It’s important to be doing the right things in training in order to be in the starting XI at the weekend.”
“It was an important game, and an important win. Three points for us were not easy.” “In the second half, they piled on the pressure, and it was more difficult for us. At the end, though, we held on to the points. It was very important to win.”
“We saw two sides of football, but the win, for our minds, is very important.” “The first half was good for us – we had good play between the lines and each side of the pitch. In the second half, having Charles N’Zogbia behind Benteke was more difficult to deal with.”
“But we were solid though and kept the points.” “It can work – we are a team.” ” “Yes, they’re coming to England, and it’s new for them, but they start English lessons soon, because they have to have it. It’s important.” “We have to respect English people by being able to talk to them, and it’s important for the group.”
“We will help them, but they have to learn the language.” “The ball came in from the right, and in my mind I think if the defender wanted to do his job well, he heads it behind him.” “He didn’t, and the ball came to me and landed perfectly. I wanted to focus on my first touch, a bit like the Liverpool goal.”
“Then I showed composure and saw the ball going in.” “I dedicate the goal to somebody who lost his wife two or three days ago. His name is Ali and he is a close friend.”
Good words from Yohan Cabaye and if Fabricio Coloccini leave sin the summer we would think Yohan would be a popular choice among Newcastle fans – and it would help us to keep the lads on Tyneside, because there are going to be some top clubs, like Arsenal come after him again in the summer.
But Newcastle have made Yohan Cabaye into a great player since he arrived a short 18 months ago – and it’s even frightening to think how good Moussa Sissoko will be in 18 months time.
This lad is still learning the game but his raw power and skill on the ball was there for all to see last night.
Yohan Cabaye was a tremendous singing and Moussa Sissoko promises to be another stellar signing by Newcastle United.
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