Steve McClaren has talked about the game last night and one highlight was the form of new signing Florian Thauvin and his ability to cross the ball.
He put in some great crosses last night and it looks like he will now be our taker of free kicks and corners, and he started off by getting on the end of a great cross by Massadio Haidara, and scored his first goal for Newcastle after just 3 minutes.
Florian Thauvin – great game last night
Steve McClaren has been impressed with what he has seen from the 22 year-old so far:
“To get almost 27,000 was a great crowd.” “The fans have probably gone away – like me – and been pleased with the attacking side of it.”
“There were some great deliveries and that is going to be vital.” “You can have people who are the best at heading in the world, but it’s no good if the delivery isn’t right.”
“Florian can score and assist and he showed what he can do.” “It was a relief.” “This was always going to be a difficult game.”
“We started well and should have had three or four before half-time.” “We started well in the second half and overall it was a professional job.”
“It’s nice win and score a few goals.”
We hope that Florian Thauvin is ready to start for Newcastle against Arsenal on Saturday, and he’s already played a couple of games for Marseilles so he seems up to speed as far as fitness goes.
Florian can be a real threat against the Gunners on Saturday.