Alan Pardew gave his press conference this afternoon, but the sound in the press room at Benton was very poor, and the club needs to fix that, and it was hard to understand what Alan was saying half the time.
Alan Pardew – addresses concerns on Cabaye and Coloccini
Alan was asked some questions about the reports coming from abroad about Yohan Cabaye and Fab Coloccini, who both had seemed to make statements that could be interpreted that they wanted to leave Newcastle, but the manager played this down big time.
And the Newcastle manager looked calm and relaxed this afternoon, and put aside the idea there was any problem at all with Yohan Cabaye or his captain Fabricio Coloccini:
“Sometimes you know, they get asked questions that are slightly loaded.” “Yohan wants to play in the Champions League and who wouldn’t,” “I want that. Ask me that question. Yes I do, and we want to build to that here.”
“We need players like Yohan Cabaye to get us there. For him to express that ambition is no problem, I have absolutely no problem with that.” “As far as Fabricio Coloccini, the pangs of home were pulling on him last season.”
“What he said this week is no big deal. “We just want to keep him playing well here.” “Both of them have been outstanding players for this football club, and we need outstanding players if we are to make and impact at the top of the division.”
“So we are very pleased that they keep playing well for us.”
Good words there from Alan Pardew about two of his very best players.
And Alan also said that he hoped Newcastle could keep in contact with the leaders throughout this season, and he also said that he had been getting calls about the Champions League.
But he said that was a bit ridiculous, because we are nowhere near that – and it’s all about wining the next game – that’s all.
Alan said they had just had their best week’s training in terms of number and quality, than he’s has since he arrived at Newcastle – so that’s good news.
It’s all looking good for Newcastle right now – but now we have to play well, very well in fact against West Brom – if we are to get our 4th league win in a row on Saturday.
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