There’s a very good long article in Sport Witness today on Remy Cabella’s signing on at Newcastle, and what went on this year to make that happen, and as we know Newcastle first went after Cabella in January of this year, just after Yohan Cabaye had left for PSG.
Remy Cabella in action against Manchester City
Cabella has explained that when he was at the World Cup in Brazil with the France squad, players at or previously at Newcastle (Cabaye, Debuchy and Sissoko) told him that Newcastle United was the right club for him.
This is what Cabella said about that:
“I discussed it during the World Cup with French players of Newcastle and those who had played there, like Cabaye, Remy, Debuchy, Sissoko, I have heard only good things about this club.”
“They made ??me dream! I asked questions, they explained everything to me, the facilities, the stadium, the fans… They did not lie to me. They assured me: ‘If you go there, you make a very good choice.”
And it’s interesting that it was Yohan Cabaye in particular who seems to have gone out of his way tom tell Cabella how great the Newcastle fans are.
Remy Cabella has made an OK start to his Newcastle career after just three league games, and he had this to say to France Football:
“It was the best choice for me! The club I needed. Everyone here, the club, the staff, the coach, have confidence in me. They were pushing crazy for me. Already in January, and this summer.”
“There were other clubs who were interested, but I only had Newcastle in mind. Upon return from Brazil, I told my entourage: ‘I want Newcastle I do not care of the rest.'”
“At one point, the President scared me by telling me that he refused the offer of Newcastle. But my father explained things well and, in the end, Louis Nicollin blurted out:
‘That’s okay, we’ll let you go.’ He and his son were important to me. Montpellier, it was like a family.”
Remy showed a lot of his skills during pre-season and he’s trying to get to grips with the physical and non-stop football that is played in the Premier League in front of a watching world-wide TV audience, and like the rest of our new players – it’s going to take some time for them to adjust.
And Cabella has to toughen up and not always fall to the ground when an opposing player comes in on him, hopefully he is doing some work in the gym to add some muscle to his slight frame.
We are hoping this lad can be a big success at Newcastle, and we need two or three of our new signings at least – to become top players at the club – hopefully this season.
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