From what we’ve seen of Emmanuel Riviere so far, the 24 year-old looks like a potentially very good acquisition for Newcastle, and he opened his account on Tuesday night with a goal after just 26 minutes against Sydney FC, and he looks fast.
Emmanuel Riviere – huge ambitions at Newcastle
This is some of what Emmanuel has said in the Northern Echo this morning:
“Living in Monaco was a good life … it’s a great place, the sun always shines. But I wanted to come here to feel more pressure when I play … I do have the sea here (but it’s freezing) in Newcastle too!”
“Playing for France is one of the reasons I moved here. So many French players have been selected for France after moving here so I am hoping for the same.”
“It’s a great club to be noticed, so it’s a very good club for my career. It should also be nice to have the French players around to help me settle and adapt.”
“I know I will have to work at it because it is a more difficult league to France.”
Emmanuel is right that a number of French players have done very well on Tyneside, and Yohan Cabaye had only two senior caps for France. when we signed him in June 2011, and once his pal Mathieu Debuchy signed on 18 months ago, he also became a regular in the France side.
If Riviere is capped by France at the senior level, it would (probably) mean he’s done (very) well at Newcastle, so that’s what we’d like to see.
Certainly the lad has some huge ambitions – and there’s nothing wrong with that – you have to think of big things first before you can achieve them – so there’s no harm in doing that.
Thinking big is good. 😀
Below are our three social media sites: