We suppose it’s natural for Alan Pardew to concentrate on some of the positives from last night’s 3-2 defeat at Everton, and he has, praising Yohan Cabaye for his excellent performance in the second half, when Newcastle looked a completely different side from the hesitant and nervous side of the first 45 minutes.
Yohan Cabaye – scored a great goal last night and got Newcastle going
The French midfielder was left on the bench last night because he had not fully recovered from the groin injury he picked up against Hull City, but we could have done with him in the starting eleven – as things turned out.
This is what Alan Pardew had to say last night about Cabaye to Sky Sports News:
“He’s a class act,” “We had a long chat, me and him, yesterday about him starting and we both felt he wasn’t quite right for 90 minutes.”
“He was terrific in the second half and he hasn’t had any problems coming off, so he’s an absolute banker for Cardiff.”
“That’s what I’m looking at. We need that sort of performance, that kind of 90 minutes he gives me with the quality.”
Cabaye is a very good player, but if Newcastle are down near the relegation zone in January, we suppose the French International could be a transfer target for other clubs – as he was in the summer.
But on the other hand it’s up to Newcastle to show we are at least a top ten side, and we are currently 5th bottom with two poor performances in our last two games,, and by the looks of Mike Ashley in the Director’s Box last night – he is not a happy man – his face was like thunder.
Newcastle will need to get something at Cardiff City on Saturday, but after Newcastle’s performance against Hull and Everton, Cardiff will certainly fancy their chances of scoring some goals on Saturday – so we had better be ready for the game – which we weren’t last night at Goodison Park.
What do you think?
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