We’ve always though that Alan Pardew was a good man-manager, and we’ve also noticed that things he says in the press are often for the consumption of his own players.
Ben Arfa – on fringe of French squad for World Cup
And Alan knows that the current Internationals for countries will be very keen to play very well for Newcastle this season, so they make the final squads of their respective countries, and they include players like Yohan Cabaye, Moussa Sissoko, Mathieu Debuchy, Loic Remy, Cheick Tiote and Tim Krul.
But Alan knows that other Newcastle players are on the fringes of being selected for the World Cup next summer, and this is what the manager said about that:
“We could get three or four others to it who haven’t been involved yet.” “Gouffran, Anita, Hatem – they’re all going to be desperate to go.”
“The most important thing is to consistently play well in the first team.”
The other player not mentioned there who could make the World Cup is French defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who has been playing very well for Newcastle lately.
So Alan not only has the regular International committed tom paying well so they can make the World Cup but he has three or four other players now trying to play well for Newcastle so that they get selected.
As we said that’s good man-management from Alan Pardew, who will again have a fully fit squad to choose from for the tough game at home to West Brom on Saturday afternoon, in the late game.
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