25-year-old Gabby Obertan scored the only goal of the game this afternoon at St, James’ Park against visitors Leicester City, and it was his first goal for Newcastle for over two years, and he will never score a more vital goal for the club he’s been at for over three years now.
Gabby Obertan – after scoring the winner this afternoon
Gabby has made a remarkable comeback into the Newcastle team this season, and he has played very well in the first team, and today was no exception.
This is what the Frenchman told BBC Newcastle after the game today:
“I’m turning things around,” “It gets to you, especially when it’s the first time it really happens and you feel left out.¨ “I’m still at a great club, I’m still working hard and I’m still trying to make a name for myself.”
“You start doubting but then you take a minute to breathe and realise it could be a lot worse.¨ “I’m still at a great club, I’m still working hard and I’m still trying to make a name for myself.”
“If people doubt you, that’s their problem,” “As long as you believe you can do it, and you know what you did and you can do it again, it will go your way at some point if you work hard.”
That was Gabby’s 59th appearance for Newcastle and his third goal for the club in the just over three years he’s been at the club.
Alan Pardew had talked about Gabby being a confidence player in his Thursday press conference, and sometimes he loses his confidence and his performances suffer, but he was on song today..
And Gabby, through fighting his way back into the first team this season, deserves his time in the headlines – which he’ll no doubt get in tomorrow’s papers – he deserves it.
And it was just what the doctor ordered for Newcastle today – our first win of the season in the Premier League – and on a day when Sunderland were torn apart 8-0 at Southampton, and are now just one point ahead of us.
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