Remy Cabella has pointed the finger of blame as to why things didn’t work out at Newcastle United.

The winger says that he doesn’t regret coming to Newcastle as he enjoyed playing against some ‘great teams in one of the world’s best leagues’.

However, he says that he experienced down times as he didn’t enjoy the type of football that Alan Pardew and John Carver had Newcastle playing.

The negative formations and long ball style often left Remy Cabella as a bystander, whilst the lack of any other creativity in the team meant there was far too much reliance on the new winger/playmaker to provide it.

Cabella states that he left Newcastle so he could go to a team like Marseille that plays football and suits him better.

It is ironic of course that now Newcastle, after Steve McClaren’s more negative initial formation in the early matches, are playing a more expansive attacking game that could potentially have given Remy Cabella the right type of platform to deliver.

However, there looks to be no going back for the former Montpellier player and whilst no official confirmation as yet, it looks as though Cabella has passed, or is close to, the required number of Marseille appearances that will trigger a permanent deal.

Remy Cabell speaking to L’Equipe and asked if he regretted his move to St. James Park:

“No, I played against great teams in one of the world’s best leagues.

“It is true I had bad times as I arrived in a team that didn’t build the game.

“At times I wasn’t getting pleasure from it.

“I need a team that plays the ball and I signed for OM Marseille to find something that suits me better.”