Pardew – Better Players Than Cabaye Yesterday

It was an excellent performance from Newcastle yesterday in London and Yohan Cabaye made a big difference on his return from suspension and got the vital first goal through another link up with his French International colleague Moussa Sissoko.

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Alan Pardew entering Selhurst Park yesterday afternoon

And while Yohan is leading our Man of the Match poll, Alan  Pardew has said he though there were better performances yesterday from some other Newcastle players.

This is what Alan Pardew has said today:

“I was honest with Yohan all the way. He respects that, but the bottom line is that he’s a great character and had the X Factor for us today. You need that to stay at the top of the Premier League and he gives us that.”

“I actually thought there were better players than him on the field. Fabricio Coloccini and Mathieu Debuchy were absolutely outstanding in their positions; Cheick Tiote as well.”

“We have a team that believes in what it’s doing. We are really professional. Nobody shirks from their responsibility. They all have confidence. There isn’t anyone not doing their job.”

“It is difficult to single out players because it was such a great team effort. It was a sweet feeling for me to come back to a club that I love to see my team play so well.”

“All the stereotypes about French players are a nonsense. They were brilliant again for us today.”

Coloccini had a great game at then back for Newcastle and is approaching his best form now for Newcastle at a good time, and Debuchy continues to pout in top class performances for Newcastle,  and his defensive play has improved dramatically this month.

But a pleasing aspect of Newcastle’s recent play is the team-work and as Alan says every player puts in a good shift for the side, and that’s great to see.

Now to see Newcastle get all three points on Boxing Day against Stoke City.

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