Newcastle’s new defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is hoping Newcastle can win the Europa League this season, and he wants to see Newcastle up beside Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham in the league table too.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – has settled quickly at Newcastle
There’s still a possibility to win the Europa League this season for Newcastle, since we are in the last eight and take on Benfica next month, but to be up there in the top six will have to wait for next season and maybe the best we can do in the league this season is to finish in the top half.
This is what Mapou said yesterday:
“We are here now and we are going to give 100 per cent to go out there and try to win and try and get that trophy.” “We want people who support Newcastle to be happy and they think that we should be up there with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham.”
“We should be up there and I think we deserve to be in the top six in the league.” “There has been some up and downs but we have to face up to it and all that we can do is go out there and try our very best to make amends.”
Since playing 219 times for Montpellier with four goals, since he made his debut in February of 2007, he has already made nine appearances for the Magpies and will continue to start games while Newcastle captain Fab Coloccini is out with his back problem.
We knew Mapou was an excellent player at Montpellier, and he reads the game very well and is good in the tackle, and he has not disappointed when playing in the famous black and white shirt for Newcastle – even though he wears number 13 – unlucky for some.
We are looking for another solid performance from Mapou today when we take on 3rd bottom Wigan Athletic.
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