It’s a pity that Yoan Gouffran is not eligible to play for Newcastle in the Europa league this season, because he has already played for Bordeaux in the tournament this season, and in fact he played against Newcastle.
Yoan Gouffran - after scoring against Spurs – yes!
And Yoan now look totally recovered from the nasty gash and bruising he picked up on his shin two weeks ago at White hart Lane and he will start tomorrow for Newcastle in the home league game against Southampton tomorrow.
The 26-year-old Frenchman scored his first ever goal for Newcastle against Spurs and we’ll be hoping for more tomorrow – since we badly need a league win.
Yoan has been playing out wide on the left, but he can also play up front with Cisse as an out-and-out striker if required, and his speed, skill and movement make him a threat to any opposing defense.
This is what Yoan Gouffran told the Shields Gazette today:
“I bring a lot of speed and pace, and I like to score a lot of goals.” “I can bring aggressive mentality that we need to get ourselves into a much better position.” “I can play a central position.”
“If I’m needed to help there, I can do that.” “It’s difficult to talk about success – but why not in the future go on and try to do something in the cups – or in a trophy.” “It would be fantastic for the team and the club. We play football to win things.”
It’s difficult to know what side Newcastle may start tomorrow – but here’s a shot:
Debuchy Coloccini (c) Taylor (S) Santon
Gouffran Cabaye Tiote Gutierrez
What would your team for tomorrow be?
There’s 7 changes to the side that started on Thursday night – so it just goes to show how strong Newcastle’s squad is these days – and maybe three new players in the summer – and we can mount a challenge for the top four next season.
It seems very possible to us – if we can stay up this season.
What do you think?
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