It seems that Remy Cabella is still finding it difficult to come to terms with the physical demands of the English Premier League, the most popular sports league ion the world, and it seems it’s not going to be a quick fix for the 24 year-old, and he will continue to start most games on the bench this season.
Remy Cabella in action against Manchester City
Alan Pardew doesn’t seem too worried about Cabella, and hopefully it’s just a simple case of getting acclimatized to the English way of playing football – all out and physical.
This is what Alan has said today about the 24 year-old French International:
“Before I started him against Chelsea I said that he would be like this all year for us – he’ll be in, out, he’ll start, he’ll be sub.”
“I’ll pick and choose. He’s not ready for the demands of this division yet.” “The way he plays, sometimes he can get lost a little bit”
” But when the game gets open, like it did second half at Burnley and Spurs, he can have more and more influence when we get a bit more possession
“It actually favors him a little bit when the game slows down and he comes off the bench and can affect the game.”
It’s not unusual for some players toi take a full season to get to grips with the English League and one player who was like that was Fabricio Coloccini.
Fabricio struggled in the second part of his first season at Newcastle, when we ended up relegated from the Premier League for the first time ever, back in May, 2009.
But since then Coloccini has been a very good player for the club and turned out to be a great buy from Deportivo, and the Argentine has been captain for the last three years.
Remy Cabella has also struggled in part because he was at the World Cup for France in the summer, and he didn’t really have a full pre-season for Newcastle.
Newcastle knew he was quite frail when he was brought in – but hopefully the experiences he will get this season – which looks like it could be mainly from the bench – will help him better cope in England.
Certainly he will become a much fitter player with the training he gets at Newcastle than when he was in France at Montpellier – so he will become a better player in England.
In short, Newcastle fans will need to be patient with the French International – but there’s no reason why Remy Cabella cannot turn out to be an excellent players for us down the road – just like Coloccini did.
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