Loic Remy has been interviewed at length in the local papers today after rifling in two great goals to give Newcastle a great 2-1 victory at Cardiff City and Saturday, and now Newcastle are joint 9th but in 11th place on goal difference.
Fantastic action shot of Loic Remy scoring on Saturday
And Loic has confessed that he can progress as a player under the coaching of Newcastle manager Alan Pardew who seems to know when Loic is not doing his best in training, and talks to him about it, in fact Alan seems to talk to French International a lot.
This is some of what Loic has said in his interviews today:
“Alan Pardew is very close to me, he speaks to me a lot when he feels I am not concentrating in training, so for me he is a very good manager, and I think I can progress a lot with him.”
“I am ambitious so I want to do more. My record is 17 goals in one year so if I can do more that would be great.”
“I am a striker, I know my quality.” “I try every week to score, I work hard in training in front of goal to have precision.” “It is good for me and the club and we are winning games.”
It’s a real pity we didn’t sign Loic in January, because if Loic keeps up his excellent goal-scoring form – and of course we hope he does just that – bigger clubs than Newcastle will come in for the £8M striker next summer.
This is what Alan Pardew said about Remy today:
“I think he’s a player who is on our books at the moment and we’re pleased to have him, but at the moment he’s a QPR player.”
“It was interesting to see Harry Redknapp’s comments saying he probably won’t be coming back. We’ll have to see what happens.”
“I wish Remy had signed for us in January, and I still remember the night clearly when we thought we’d done the deal for him.”
“I had a nice glass of wine and we’d had a hearty handshake then the next day he wasn’t here.” “Sometimes in life you have to wait though – and if you wait long enough it comes around.
“We’re really, really glad to have him.” “He was really good on Saturday – not just his two goals but his work-rate. Everything he did was competent.”
Remy will have a decision to make in the summer, but we’re almost certain that Newcastle will try to sign the player permanently in January, and put him on a decent wage on Tyneside – he’s certainly worth it.
And of course the Newcastle fans can also have a big impact, by asking the top Frenchman to make his home for the next few years on Tyneside – we need players like Remy if we are ever going to be a good side in the next few years.
But the 26 year-old may resist signing in January, because he will know some bigger clubs will come in for him next summer.
We hope Joe Kinnear can come through for us in January and sign the player – but it also seems like Alan Pardew could be very important in persuading Remy to make his move to Newcastle a permanent one.
What do you think?
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