Mathieu Debuchy has played very well in our last two games, and he seems to be fitting in nicely at Newcastle, and is also probably pleased that the issue with his best pal is over, and Yohan Cabaye is staying on Tyneside, and has pledged to do his very best for the club from now on.
Mathieu Debuchy - playing very well
The 28-year-old has been instrumental in what looks like to be a good improvement in our defense this season, and his fellow Frenchman, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is also playing well in the back four so far this season.
Newcastle fans have taken to Mathieu, who was praised by Alan Pardew in his press conference yesterday, as having great character, and he’s not a bad player either.
This is what Mathieu had to say today in the local papers:
“The supporters have been absolutely fantastic,” “They welcomed me with open arms. To hear your name chanted during a game gives you a huge boost.”
“Of course, the fans are very important, especially here at Newcastle. They’re the 12th man on the pitch, as they say.” “For me, at the Villa game, I just wanted to show my appreciation for the fans.”
“To give a shirt away is the least I could do.” “It’s important to win at home.” “It’s going to be a difficult game – we can’t think it’s going to be easy – but we have to remain ambitious.”
“Overall, we’ve done well as a team. We feel very well prepared. We’ve done the right sort of preparation, so I think we’ve got a good chance. We’ve made lots of progress.”
“It was an absolutely cracking match against Villa.” “We did well in the first half, but things slipped a little bit after the break, but we’ve definitely made progress.”
Mathieu is one of a number of Newcastle players who will be hoping to make the France World Cup squad for the World Cup in Brazil next summer, but it looks like France will not win their group, with Spain very likely to finish top, so France will probably need a playoff to reach the finals.
But Mathieu, Yohan Cabaye, Bern Arfa, Moussa Sissoko, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and maybe Yoan Gouffran will all be trying to do well this season on Tyneside, in the hope they can make the France squad.
A number of them are so far doing very well for Newcastle this term, and that has helped us get 7 points in our first four league games.
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