Alan Pardew has today talked about the maturity of Hatem Ben Arfa, who came on late in the game, and Alan Pardew has praised the players’ attitude, after being surprisingly dropped from the side yesterday.
Ben Arfa – attitude was spot on
Alan is showing what a good man manager he can be, and it seems the spirit in the Newcastle camp is high, and it augers well for the future, because if we can get a couple of good wins, we can quickly climb the league table.
The Newcastle manager has praised the maturity of the mercurial one today:
“Hatem is a great player for us. His application and acceptance of the decision was spot on, and he is growing as a person.”
“I don’t think some of the things that are said about him are actually true. He’s actually been very good this week.”
“He trained very well and got his rewards today because he walked off at the end as part of a winning team.”
“I also said to Yohan that his performance in the first-half was as good as I’ve seen in a black-and-white shirt. He was truly at the top of his game.”
“He then worked hard for the team. He’s not 100% yet, which is a nice thought for us.”
Yohan was great yesterday, and he’s keeping his promise of repaying the Newcastle fans by what he does on the field, after the mistake he made at the beginning of the season.
Yohan Cabaye – paying Newcastle fans back
But more committed performances like Yohan gave yesterday will ensure the Newcastle fans quickly forget about what happened in August – and in reality – it’s already behind us.
Howay The Lads!!
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