Its just a little strange and ironic that when Yohan Cabaye simply refuses to play for Newcastle at the moment – we hope that will come to an end tomorrow – his best pal Mathieu Debuchy is playing his heart out for the Newcastle side, and after having a terrible game at the Etihad Stadium a week last Monday night, Mathieu has shown his courage and determination by putting in two much better performances against West Ham and Morecambe.
Mathieu Debuchy – gives his all for Newcastle United
On that first night of the season, Mathieu had an absolute stinker, and he seemed out of his depth against the fast and skillful Manchester City players, and he was responsible for their fourth goal, but Newcastle fans still like the Frenchman a lot, because he always gives 100% for the team, and he says he loves it at Newcastle and he seems to wear his heart on his sleeve.
And after Wednesday night’s performance – what a relief the win was but that first half was hard to watch – Alan Pardew is more than pleased with the French International:
“We really needed him this week.” “He was getting battered and sustained a terrible tackle but put in a brilliant performance.” “He’s the only one that really put out more than I would have liked him to.
“But that’s Mathieu for you – he puts his life on the line every time in every game he plays.”
Mathieu put in 14 appearances last season after signing in early January for about £5.5M from Lille, and this seoasn he is an ever-present in the first three games.
And if somehow Newcastle are going to have a good season this term, after a less than stellar start, then we need to see Mathieu quickly getting to grips with the Premier League and putting in those solid performances week in and week out for Newcastle.
We’re hoping the 28 year-old can do just that.
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