All that Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa wants to do at the moment is to keep playing well for Newcastle, but there’s now a chance he will be a substitute in our next game, when West Brom come visiting next Saturday.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa - could be on the bench on Saturday
That’s because Coloccini came back into the side last Saturday in the 2-1 win over Norwich City, and he will keep his place for Saturday, and we cannot see Mathieu Debuchy being left on the bench, after he served his one match suspension on Saturday, for picking up five yellow cards.
So it looks like Mapou will be the one to miss out.
This is what the 24 year-old defender had to say in the local press today:
“It was excellent for France to beat Ukraine. I had confidence in the team, that they would turn it around, that they would qualify. I know that they are a good set of players.”
“It’s not frustrating for me to be out of the team. They’ve done very well to qualify. If I continue to play well for my team and keep on winning, that’s all I can do.”We don’t really want to look too far ahead
“The World Cup is a long time away and if I can have a good season with Newcastle, then I have a chance.”
Once Colo was brought back into the starting line-up on Saturday, and the successful Williamson – Yanga-Mbiwa partnership was split up – it was always very probable that Coloccini would keep his place in defense, and it looks to us that Mbiwa-Yanga could be left out of the starting side on Saturday – which would be very unfair.
And the Frenchman has already played in every single position in the back four for Newcastle, since joining us last January from Marseilles, so he can play anywhere.
What do you think the back four should be for next Saturday’s late kick-off game against West Brom?
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