Chancel Mbemba has been one of our few successes this season and the former Anderlecht defender has given a long interview in the Chronicle today.
We must say he comes across very well.
The 21 year-old comes over as a real team player and he’s played every one of Newcastle’s league games this season so far and he’s settled in very well at the club – one of the few that have – from the signings Newcastle made last summer.
Chancel Mbemba – settled down well at Newcastle
Chancel seems to be a very positive guy and this is what he had to say today – starting with Newcastle’s league position:
“I speak for myself and the team because I am part of the team.” “We want to get up to ninth or 10th place, then see what we can do from there.”
“As players, when we are on the pitch we must work hard to get to those places.” “I think the top 10 is where we deserve to be.”
“When we arrived, the new players spoke to the players already here.” “With the cohesion we have in the group we feel we deserve to be in the top 10.”
“If I look at the table at the end of the season and we are in the top 10 I will be proud for myself and of the team.”
“That’s where we deserve to be.” “To get seven points from nine is good for us.” “But in some ways bad because we were at home to Aston Villa in front of our fans.”
“They were singing for us and giving us everything they can.” “We can’t afford to drop points when we are at home.”
“We need to make sure we win home games.” “The fans are incredible and give us 100%.” “That’s football I suppose, but we need to learn from it and go on to the next game.”
“I would like to say merry Christmas to every Newcastle fan.” “We look forward to seeing them here on Boxing Day in the first game after Christmas.”
“We are going to go out and do everything we can.” “We’ll do our best and look forward to the fans being behind us.”
If Newcastle can start playing consistently well and start to pick up a few wins we could move up the table quickly.
We are 6 points behind Everton in 10th place and we play the Toffees on Saturday, so a win in that game would be very good – and then maybe we could even forget about the Villa draw.
But wins are where it’s at – draws don’t do much good for us in moving quickly up the table and away form the dreaded relegation zone.
We must say Chancel seems to be just a smashing lad and he’s also improving his play – and will become an even better player for us as the season progresses.
He’s also very well liked by the Newcastle fans – because this lad turns up for every game.
Mbemba is turning out to be a very good acquisition for us and we hope he will proud of himself and the team at the end of the season.
That would be great.
What do you think?