Remy Cabella has been interviewed today, and the Corsica-born player has admitted he will have to build up his strength and endurance so he is able to cope with the much more physical game in England than he was used to in France.
Remy Cabella – working to build up strength
And the 24 year-old seems willing to do that after he went through a bruising affair on his debut against Manchester City last Sunday, although he stood up quite well to various tackles made on him, and he will only get better and stronger with more Premier League games.
And Remy is already working in the gym to build up his strength, and he was asked how he felt after his debut for Newcastle against the Premier League Champions:
“I definitely felt that!” “The referee doesn’t always blow when you take a knock, and I felt a few knocks!” “I’m here to learn.”
“I’ll get in the gym and make sure I’m a bit bigger to maybe stand up to it a little bit better.” “I’ve got to work on that.”
“The speed and intensity of the game is much different to France,” “It’s a real change from Ligue 1. It’s end to end – you’re attacking and you’re defending.”
“It just goes really, really fast. It’s definitely different in that respect.” “I just need to get used to how fast it goes.” “I’ll take a little bit of time to learn, but I’ll learn as fast as I can.”
And Cabella was even compared to Manchester City’s Samir Nasri and David Silva by Alan Pardew after the game. in that he has that same kind of creativity and skill to open up opposing defenses.
Remy is slightly built, but that’s nothing that some strength work in the gym will not put right quite quickly, and certainly our new French winger has a great attitude, and that’s (very) important for any professional footballer.
It’s one of the things you need to be a big success at Newcastle.
What do you think?
Note: Paul Lawson is a NUFC season ticket holder living in Birmingham, and wonders if there are any other season ticket holders in the area, so they can share the car expenses to Newcastle – you can contact Paul at 07969296054.
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