Remy Cabella has revealed in an interview with French media that he was selected for the team to play Leicester on Thursday and then on Friday he suddenly found out he was no longer in the starting eleven.

The Newcastle midfielder sat on the bench throughout the entire shambolic 90 minutes at the King Power stadium and says that John Carver gave him no explanation as to why he’d been dropped.

Despite this, Cabella says that he gets on well with the Head Coach and that whilst he has found it hard adjusting to the Premier League, he doestn’t regret making the move.

The French international also revealed how Newcastle managed to land him last summer, United being the only club to match Montpellier’s valuation.

Speaking to BeIN Sports

“I made my decision (moving to Newcastle) and I accept it. It is my first season and even though it has been difficult I will not give up. I have had some difficult moments but I’m working hard.

“It has never been easy for me since I arrived here, however I’ve gone through more difficult moments than these before. I have confidence in myself and I know I will come back quickly. I will still be a Newcastle player next season, I am here 100% and I am still under contract.”

John Carver:

“I get on very well with Carver, even though he has not been playing me recently. That is his decision but he has not given me an explanation why yet. On Thursday I was going to start (v Leicester) and then on Friday I wasn’t, he is somebody who talks to me a lot, particularly during training.

“He likes me, we laugh together. The underlying problem is that we’re not winning matches.”


“It was difficult for Loulou (Nicollin – The Montpellier President) to sell me because he was asking a certain price and in France there wasn’t any club who offered what he asked for.

“Newcastle interested me and it was the club that wanted me no matter what the price was, the only club who offered what Loulou was asking for.”