We suppose we could have put two and two together and got the right answer, but we had mentioned a few times what a terrible game Mathieu Debuchy had in the first game of the season at the Emirates, when we hammered 4-0 by Manchester City, and we also have said that Cabaye’s absence by refusing to play would have affected the Newcastle squad for that game.
Mathieu Debuchy – in action against Fulham
And Alan Pardew in his press conference yesterday was asked about Debuchy, who has played very well in the last two or three games, and Alan Pardew lifted the lid and said that Mathieu was very affected by what was happening to Yohan, who is of course his very best friend from their days together at Lille.
This is some of what Alan Pardew told reporters at his press conference yesterday
“He’s had a number of game now and he’s had a couple of games that have tested him that you don’t get every week in Ligue One in France. But he’s adjusted well, and he’s a tremendous character.”
“A really good strong personality, and that bodes well for a season’s campaign and he’s the sort of player you just put in the team.” “I thought the Man City game wasn’t a real refection of Mathieu in particular.
“And I think he was really affected that day, and you can understand why because they are close friends – but since then he’s been absolutely terrific for us”
Alan obviously made it known yesterday that he is a big fan of Debuchy, not only because of his good play and vast experience, but because he’s so good in the dressing room.
And the Frenchman seems to be an automatic choice at right back for the club, and with more games in the Premier League he should get even better this season.
What do you think?
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