One of the best players at Newcastle this season and a strong candidate for Player of the Season is French right back Mathieu Debuchy, who was again our Man of the Match in the 1-0 loss against Arsenal last Sunday, with a massive 74% of the vote.
Mathieu Debuchy – in action at Crystal Palace
And not only is Mathieu best friends with Yohan Cabaye, but their link-up play and understanding at Newcastle is simply superb, and Alan Pardew has today heaped praise on the player we signed almost a year ago from Lille:
“As a player, compared to his first period here last season, it just proves what we managers are saying about new players.” “Sometimes you need time to settle and find your confidence and at the minute his confidence is sky-high.”
“He is playing like a right winger for us.” “His relationship with Cabaye in particular nearly created the first goal for us against Arsenal. They create numerous chances for us. He has been terrific.”
“I don’t want to make comparisons, but (here comes a comparison ….. wait for it) all I can say is it must be one heck of a player to keep him out of the French team at the minute because he is playing brilliantly.”
Mathieu is certain to start again for Newcastle at the Hawthorns, and it’s important that we are at or near our best today, if we are to pick up all 3 points against West Bromwich Albion – and that’s exactly what’s required today.
Howay The Lads!!
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