Yohan Cabaye has given his first interview for a few weeks, during which Newcastle have had a disastrous spell, collecting only two points and one goal in our last four games and we’ve conceded ten goals.
Yohan Cabaye – I am focused
We half expected an interview with Fab Coloccini, who returned to the side from his back injury, after missing twelve games, and he was solid on Saturday, as was our defense for a change.
But Colo didn’t give any interviews, so here is what Yohan had to say in the Evening Chronicle today:
“I think we had a good response from last week – but we did not win the game.” “It is going to be very important to get three points.”
“It is only about us now, not Wigan, Norwich City or anybody else.” “In the dressing room, everything is OK here.” “The French players all want to adapt well. We are all focused together.”
“We wanted to show we are together. We have stayed focused on being safe and playing in the Premier League next season. That is the most important thing.”
“We know we are going to play well if we are focused together and stay together.” “Colo is back as well. For us, it was a good, refreshed team.”
“I am focused. I am 100% with everyone.” “I just want to save the club with my team-mates. I want to stay in the Premier League.” “I think it was a good draw if we think about the Liverpool game.”
No, we don’t want to think about the Liverpool game, which was a disaster for Newcastle United and made news around the world.
Even my dentist last week wondered why I wasn’t wearing a black armband following the display, and he had watched the full game with his son, and thought Newcastle were completely abysmal.
Unfortunately he was right – and I have to stop even thinking about that game as I mentioned above – I’m getting depressed.
If Coloccini steadies the Newcastle defense in the last two games of the season and we stay up, Newcastle must make every effort to keep him on Tyneside.
But if we do go down, then he’ll leave, as will a number of our other best players – and as Yohan says above – he wants to stay in the Premier League.
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