We have all seen that Remy Cabella is finding it hard to adjust to playing football in England, and it seems he still thinks some of the challenges he gets, both during games and in training should be fouls – but he doesn’t get them.
Remy Cabella – must start producing for Newcastle
So it’s both physical and mental for Remy Cabella at the moment, but there’s still good reason to think that once the 24 year-old toughens up a bit and gets used to the Premier League that he can still make it in England.
We hope so in any case.
But Alan Pardew has talked about Remy, and he still seems to have a lot to do to adjust to the way football is played in England:
“He’s obviously got technical quality.” “But he’s got to get a grasp of a few other things. I don’t really think he gets the referees yet. He moans in training when me and John Carver referee.
“Even though I keep telling him we’re better than the Premier League refs.” “He goes down and thinks that some of the challenges in this division should be fouls. He genuinely believes that – but they’re not.”
“I think he’s beginning to get the intensity of the division though. The cameos he’s produced have been significant and he’s on the cusp of starting again now as he gets to grips with what this division is about.
“It’s about physicality and mentality, and working out where you should be on the pitch at a particular time. It’s about how you can affect the opposition best, and I think some of his play is too central.”
“He needs to open up the pitch a little bit at times, but his conduct and professionalism are very impressive and that gives you heart that he’s going to be a success.”
It seems there’s just a little bit of frustration from the manager there with Cabella.
If Rolando Aarons cannot start tomorrow at West Brom, there’s a chance that Remy can get a start on the right wing, but we think that Pardew will prefer Yoan Gouffran, who has been left out of the side for the last two games.
But the sooner Cabella accepts that he’s not going to get fouls that he got in France, the better it will be, and the quicker he can start playing at his top form for Newcastle.
We still expect Remy to be a success at Newcastle, but he has to start showing the will to succeed in England, and it’s a losing battle to keep complaining about the fouls you don’t get in England – you don’t get them – so accept that and move on.
To end this on a positive note, the French International made a very good cameo appearance against Liverpool, and he looked full of energy and it’s just a pity he couldn’t have scored his first goal for Newcastle with that chance he had minutes after Perez had put us ahead.
What do you think?
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