Loic Remy hasn’t scored now for five games, and he missed a couple of gilt-edged chances against Southampton on Saturday, but Alan Pardew – who is known as an excellent coach of strikers – isn’t too worried about the QPR player on loan at the club this season.
Loic Remy – after scoring at White Hart Lane
Yoan Gouffran has chipped in while Loic has been on his dry spell, and Yon has a goal in each of the last four games, and Moussa Sissoko scored his first goal recently too – a fantastic striker against West Brom that gave us the win.
Alan Pardew doesn’t seem too worried about Loic recent lack of goals:
“We spread it around reasonably well, but it would be nice to have goals from all sorts of areas of the pitch.” ”But I don’t think we are over-reliant on him, if I am honest. He’s just at the pinnacle of our attacks, mainly.”
“Being a natural goalscorer, he gets the bulk of the chances.” ”He is playing very well and we have just got to hope that continues.”
It remains to be seen if Newcastle can somehow persuade the French International to sign a permanent deal in January, much like fellow Frenchman Ben Arfa did three years ago, when he was also on loan – from Marseilles.
If his good form continues then Loic will likely wait until the summer, to see what other options he has, but he did the dirty on us in January, and maybe he will look at his situation – and realize he’s in a very good place at Newcastle.
It would be fantastic if he signed for us permanently next month.
For the record Loic has played 14 times for Newcastle with 8 goals, and you cannot complain with those numbers.
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