Yoan Gouffran has proved to be a very savvy buy by the Magpies last January, and Yoan is both a good player and very competitive, and he has fought his way back into the starting line-up at Newcastle, and against Liverpool it was in place of the out of form Papiss Cisse, and the former French U21 International is also likely to start against Sunderland on Sunday.
Yoan Gouffran – in good form at the moment
Newcastle have a very tough period coming up and after Sunderland we entertain Manchester City in the Capital One Cup and then are at home the following Saturday to Chelsea and then at White Hart Lane eight days after that.
Of course it’s also a great opportunity to get some very good results, and push on up the League table and into the quarter finals of the League Cup – that’s a positive way to look at things at the moment.
Yoan Gouffran seems to be focused, and he must also be fairly close to being included in the French squad, and he mentions the tough playoff game his country has coming up next month against Ukraine:
“It’s an important period where we have important games.” “But we have to think game after game and we have to prepare for each game.”
“After Liverpool it is Sunderland and that’s how we must think.” “I saw the French game. I’m not in the squad, but I support the team.”
“I hope they win the play-off.” “There is a group of 25-30 players, and I don’t think I will be in.” “My focus is playing for Newcastle – starting against Sunderland.”
Gouffran had another good game against Liverpool, and he worked his socks off for the side, as nearly all of our players did last Saturday, which made the 2-2 result with 10 men even sweeter.
This is a dangerous game coming up on Sunday, simply because we’ve done so well in the last couple of games, and more often than not when that happens, Newcastle seem to come up with a poor result and a terrible performance.
We hope that isn’t the case on Sunday, because another defeat against Sunderland would be very hard to take for Newcastle fans – in fact it would be a complete and utter tragedy.
What do you think?