Gabby Obertan has just returned from injury but he will find it difficult to get back into the Newcastle first team, in this his third season at the club, but we’ve been impressed with the Frenchman’s attitude and professionalism, and the Reserve team manager Willie Donachie praised him for his attitude and good play in last Monday night’s Reserve team game at Whitley Park against Bolton Wanderers when the score ended in a 1-1 draw.
Gabby Obertan – handling his situation with some class
Gabby made the first goal in that game, and he will now try to get back into some kind of form so he can challenge again for the Newcastle first team, although his chances of making the 18 man squad when every Newcastle player is fit cannot be too good.
But the 24 year-old former french U21 International is still in good spirits as he had this to say in the local papers:
“I’m quite confident. It’s not easy to be on the bench and not come on, but it’s part and parcel of the job. “I just have to keep waiting and working hard.”
“It’s a test, mentally. You must keep on focusing on an opportunity, because you never know when it will come. I’ll be ready for it.” “Everything is possible. I will see what’s going on until December, and I’ll see what’s best for me and the club.”
“I can’t obviously keep on being on the bench and not being involved. I’ll see what’s best for the club and me.”
There’s even a chance that Obertan could go out on loan before the emergency transfer window closes on November 4th, but if that doesn’t happen and Gabby doesn’t get much playing time, he could well go out on loan in January.
It’s not easy for footballers when they find themselves squeezed out of the first team picture, but Gabby seems to be handling it very well.
And that’s good for him.
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