Most of the Newcastle fans from what we can tell, thought the lads played very well yesterday afternoon against a very good Man City side, although there were some who have jumped on the defeat to illustrate why the Magpies will not do well this season.
Remy Cabella in action yesterday
We were pleased with the performance if not the result (when will we ever get a result against City?), and there were enough positives coming out of the game yesterday to keep us upbeat on what is possible this season at Newcastle.
One of those positives was 24 year-old Remy Cabella’s performance, and he has fitted in so well since he arrived on board in the summer, and the youngster showed the immense skills he has, and Cabella is going to improve very quickly at Newcastle.
Certainly Alan Pardew was pleased with Remy’s performance, and he had this to say after the game yesterday:
“Remy’s a little bit like Nasri and Silva for Man City; he has that quality on the corners of the boxes to take that extra second, that extra moment to make the pass. I was really pleased with him.”
“I thought he might struggle against the Champions, but he coped quite well and that was really pleasing. “You have to take the fact he was up against the Champions into consideration.”
” I thought we, as a team, you could see there was a good spirit there, we really worked hard and we had to.”
All of our new players on show yesterday – six of them made their competitive debuts for Newcastle – came through the game well.
It may take a few games for the team to start gelling – but we made a pretty good start yesterday – at least in terms of the performance and effort shown by the team.
Now we need a win at Villa Park on Saturday.
What do you think?
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