Most of out players this season are under-performing but one player has been playing well, almost as well as he has played at Newcastle over the last three years.
Gabby Obertan tackles Nathan Dyer yesterday
That is Gabby Obertan, whose career looked over at Newcastle last season when he played just five times for the team, but he has already equaled that number of appearances this season.
Gabby started in the league for the first time this season, and he played the whole game yesterday, and set up the first goal for Papiss Cisse and is currently third in our voting for Man of the Match, behind Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote.
When Newcastle are finding it hard to score goals we need people like Gabby in the side, who can set up the chances for our strikers, and he’s been doing that so far this season.
This is what the former French International said after the game yesterday:
“It’s a good feeling.” “I’ve been working hard pre-season and the few appearances I have had so far I have been rewarded.”
“I am lucky enough to be efficient.” “The last three games, the results haven’t been with us.” “We are looking forward.”
“It is a tough situation but we are working hard.”
You’ve got to give it to Gabriel for his character – that he has been able to come back and force himself into the first team, when his career looked over for him.
Gabriel has 58 appearances with two goals for Newcastle so far, and we hope the lad can continue to play well for us, at a time when a lot of our players seem so short of their best form.
Keep it up Gabby.
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