Mo Diame has often expressed his disappointment at some of his performances last season, but he still played very well in a number of games, but it’s clear he will be trying to show his worth to the side next season.
Mo is a good guy and has recently retired from International football after the African Cup of Nations earlier this year in Gabon, as he gives his all to be part of the second phase of the Rafa revolution on Tyneside and it promises to be an exciting journey for the ever faithful Newcastle fans.
Mo Diame – keen to impress next season
Since we had an average attendance in the second division of 51,108 – the biggest since way back in 1959 when the grounds were not restricted with all-seating – we dare say in the home games next season in the Premier League, St James’ Park will be sold out.
Get your requests in for your season tickets – they will sell out very quickly this summer with Rafa leading Newcastle in the Premier League.
Mo Diame has been interviewed in the Chronicle today and this is what he has said:
“Now people know why I came here. It is a massive club.” “It is a club that deserves to be in the Premier League and now we are there.”
“We are going to do everything to shine in the Premier League next season.” “I think the situation at Hull was a little bit difficult.”
“But as I say when Newcastle call you, the decision is an easy one.” “They have amazing fans and despite being in the second league we have had 50,000 home fans every game.”
“It is something crazy.” As a footballer, it’s something you want to live through every weekend.” “Even when we had a bad start they kept coming.”
“They are the best fans in the UK.” “It was an amazing season.” “We expected to get promoted at the beginning of the season.”
“We knew it would be tough but the team responded very well.” “The boss has been right behind this team and I think everybody has played a part.”
“We needed to get out of the Championship and we won it and are now promoted.” “I think we have responded on the pitch.”
We were a little disappointed in Mo last season, mainly because he wasn’t as consistent as he could be – and he is a much better player than he showed some of the time last term.
Diame played 41 times for us last season with 6 goals and 3 assists and by his own admission he was a little disappointed in his form.
But it’s probably some teething problems and it sometimes takes players time to adapt at Newcastle, but he has a great coach in Rafa Benitez, who is always trying to bring out the very best in him.
So we hope to see a better player next season in Mo – but at just £3.5M he was still a bargain buy for the club since he has plenty of Premier League experience with a total of seven full seasons playing for Wigan, West Ham and Hull City.
By our reckoning Mo has played a total of 179 Premier League games so far in his career and he was one of three players who was willing to drop down from the Premier League to play for us last season.