Remy Cabella is finding it very hard to adjust to the English way of playing football – and we can all see that – but the Frenchman just needs to keep his head down and he will hopefully come through what has been a difficult period of adjustment for the 24 year-old.
Remy Cabella challenges Danny Rose on Sunday
We saw two flashes of Remy’s class on Sunday in that second half – after 58 minutes he sent over an inch perfect cross for Ayoze Perez to head home the winner.
And then after 65 minutes he beat a few defenders along the left wing byline, and Perez was waiting for the cut back – but Cabella shot and the goalie pushed it out for a corner. 🙁
That will be a lesson for Cabella as he looks back on the video – that he has to look up and see what the situation is – because if he had cut the ball back we would have been 3-1 up. and Ayoze would have had his second goal.
So we know Cabella has class – and he is honest enough to admit he is finding things tough at the moment:
“Even after 45 mins I am dead on the field! I’ve been surprised by the rhythm and intensity of matches.”to stay upright and fall as little as possible.”
“The idea isn’t to bulk up to a ridiculous extent. I do 15-20 mins before or after training, or in afternoon. I needed it.” “Doing weights is a must, lower and upper body in order to resist challenges. I’m not as powerful as Moussa or Yoan.”
“I didn’t have the necessary pre-season. I came back from Brazil and was with squad straight away as coach needed me.” ”Being on the bench has wounded my pride and made me work even harder.”
It’s true that Remy didn’t really have enough of a pre-season as preparation for the Premier League after the World Cup in Brazil.
And it was pointed out when Cabella joined that he was frail looking – in fact his Chairman at Montpellier, Louis Nicollin said this about Remy after he signed for Newcastle in the summer:
“He wanted to go. I wasn’t happy, but I told him, ‘Congratulations’. In England, there is Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United, which are above Newcastle.”
“But Newcastle is a club with a lot of French. He likes them, so great.” “Personally, I would not go to Newcastle. But hey, I’ll see him when he plays against a club in London!”
“He has what he wants, fine, we’ll see. But in any case, he has the ability to succeed in England, that’s for sure. He is frail, but he’s hard to catch.”
Once Remy is stronger and fitter he should be just fine – form is temporary but class is permanent – and Remy definitely has the class – and we saw glimpses of that on Sunday afternoon.
By the end of the year we should be seeing the real Remy Cabella at Newcastle.
What do you think?
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