Our former striker Demba Ba has been interviewed in the French media today and his statement is quite revealing because of a number of things he says.
Demba Ba – suffered a bad broken nose at St. James’ Park
Here’s what Demba Ba old French radio station RMC:
“I’m not really made to play in the French league,” “I was surprised by the arrival of all the French players at Newcastle, but this is due to the coach.”
“Alan Pardew greatly appreciates the quality of French football and the mentality of their players.” ““When they are fully integrated into the style of the Premier League, Newcastle could be one of the best clubs in the world.”
It’s revealing what Demba says about Alan Pardew liking French players, and we must admit that the French players Newcastle have signed this year are not only very good players – but they seem to be 100% committed to Newcastle United – and some of their interviews have been excellent, and they have praised the club and the fans to the hilt.
And of course the reason I put this article out is because of what our former number 19 says in that last sentence – “Newcastle could be one of the best clubs in the world.”
At this moment we’d be happy enough if we became one of the best clubs in England – but we know Demba Ba knows a lot about football – so obviously what he says is usually extremely accurate.
Now here’s the question – if we do become one of the best clubs in the world – would Demba Ba want to come back to Tyneside?
If that happened we have to think the answer would be yes – because he’s probably finding out that the Newcastle fans’ passion for football is hardly replicated at Chelsea – however good they are as a team.
And the Newcastle fans just loved Demba Ba – fact!
You live and learn.
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