Yoan Gouffran played 22 times for the France U21 side with 3 goals, but he has never played for the full French team, and he doesn’t seem to think that will change anytime soon.
Yoan Gouffran - after scoring on Saturday against Norwich
Yoan is a starter again for Newcastle this season, so that in itself should alert France’s manager Didier Deschamps, that he should at least take a look at the forward, who has scored four goals in 15 appearances for the Magpies this season.
Gouffran has been interviewed in the local press today, and he is very straight forward about his chances of making the French World Cup squad – and this is what he said when asked if he thought he could get into the squad:
“I don’t think so.” “Every game, it’s the same players. There are 20 or 21 players, and every time it’s the same players.” “I’m happy to play for Newcastle.”
“I focus on Newcastle. If I play well, I’m happy, and if we win, I’m happy.” “The last three games have been great for us,” “We played very well, and now we have confidence.”
“It’s good for us, and we have to continue with that.” “We have to win this game because it will be important for the rest of the season.”
When you see Yoan play for Newcastle. it’s not hard to understand why he’s already a firm favorite with the fans, because this guy works his socks off in every game for the team, and he pops up with some crucial goals for us too.
All Yoan needs to do is concentrate on doing very well for Newcastle this season, keep his head down, work hard in training – and that’s something he’s done ever since he arrived on Tyneside last January, when he spoke in lyrical terms about joining Newcastle United.
And who knows, if Newcastle do very well this season in the Premier League – and we mean very well – and Yoan keeps scoring those goals, he could even sneak into the French squad for Brazil next summer.
And wouldn’t that be something.
What do you think?
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